Mobile Disaster Recovery Center To Open In East Providence

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April 22, 2010
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WARWICK, R.I. -- A Mobile Disaster Recovery Center will open in East Providence April 24 for a three-day stay, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced.

The location of the MDRC will be:

Pierce Memorial Field – Open April 24 through April 26
201 Mercer St.
East Providence, RI 02914

Hours: April 24, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; April 25, noon to 6 p.m.; April 26, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

As previously announced, a second Mobile Disaster Recovery Center will open April 24 in Richmond at the following location:

Chariho Shopping Plaza – April 24 through April 26
1190 Main St.
Richmond, RI 02891

Hours: April 24, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; April 25, noon to 6 p.m.; April 26, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Representatives of state, federal, voluntary agencies and the U.S. Small Business Administration will be available to answer questions and provide recovery information. Written materials about various assistance programs are also available to individuals and business owners. No cash, checks, debit cards or vouchers are distributed at DRCs. Centers are for the dissemination of information to assist in disaster recovery.

Staff from various state agencies are available at all Disaster Recovery Center sites to assist Rhode Islanders with flood recovery information and referral and will include:

  • The Department of Mental Health, Retardation and Hospitals (MHRH) to assist with mental health and behavioral issues.
  • Representatives from the state’s Community Action Projects (CAPS) are on site to offer assistance with basic emergency needs.
  • Case management staff are located at each DRC site to assist seniors who have been affected by the flooding.
  • Department of Human Services staff is available at DRC locations in Cranston, West Warwick and Westerly to assist with food stamps, cash assistance and medical assistance.

Other Disaster Recovery Centers currently operating in Rhode Island include:

Berkeley Commons
500 Mendon Road
Cumberland, RI 02864

Cranston-Garden City
150 Hillside Road
Cranston, RI 02920

Wakefield Mall
160 Old Tower Hill Road
South Kingston, RI 02879

South County Community Action Agency
34 Pond St.
Westerly, RI 02891

West Warwick Community Center
145 Washington St.
West Warwick, RI 02893

Middletown Police Station
123 Valley Road
Middletown, RI 02842

Bristol Fire Station
4 Annawamscutt Dr.
Bristol, RI 02809

Beginning Sunday, April 25, hours at the above DRCs will be Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.; Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Those affected by the disaster are encouraged to register for assistance before they visit a DRC by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for hearing- or speech-impaired. Registration can also be done online at

FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders and to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

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July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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