Rhode Island Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1894)
Incident period: March 12, 2010 to April 12, 2010
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 29, 2010
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
April 28, 2010
WARWICK, R.I. -- FEMA mitigation specialists know Rhode Islanders are beginning to deal with one of the most destructive aspects of flooding…mold and mildew. In order to help with this and other flood-related problems, mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency have set up information booths at several local retailers.
April 27, 2010
WARWICK, R.I. -- State and federal disaster officials are reminding Rhode Island residents who suffered damages from the storms and flooding between March 12 and April 12 that they have one month left to apply for disaster assistance. The deadline for FEMA disaster assistance registration and to return U.S. Small Business Administration loan applications is May 28.
April 27, 2010
WARWICK, R.I. -- Rhode Island residents who suffered damages from the severe storms and flooding that began March 12 should watch out for scam artists when hiring contractors to clean and repair property or remove debris, the Federal Emergency Management Agency warned. "Unfortunately, in disaster situations, certain individuals are often ready to take advantage of the misfortunes of others," said Gracia Szczech, FEMA federal coordinating officer.
April 26, 2010
WARWICK, R.I. -- The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training will hold additional claims filing sessions for Disaster Unemployment Assistance in Providence, West Warwick and Westerly. Sessions will be held at:
April 23, 2010
WARWICK, R. I. -- More than $36 million in grants and loans have been approved for residents of Rhode Island who are following the recommended steps for obtaining disaster assistance from the federal government, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today.
April 22, 2010
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 26201 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.
- Flooding threatens a dam and bridge in Coventry
- Deputy Federal Coordinating Officer Craig Gilbert surveys Rhode Island flooding
- FEMA Deputy Administrator Richard Serino sees Rhode Island flooding
Preliminary Damage Assessment
- Rhode Island, FEMA-1894-DR (PDF 19KB)