Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by masta, Apr 2, 2010.
RI was hit hard with this epic flooding...Here are some pics of our local area
That looks bad! Hope you and yours didn't loose anything.
That's a bit washed out Scott. Looks like that road had been around many,many years- looks like concrete about a foot down. I hope all your family and friends are well and didn't suffer much damage.
We had gully washers like that about 10 years ago. Many roads were washed out like that. My brother couldn't get to his house for months without going a long wasy out of the way to get around road closures.
We made out fine but the destruction around the state is bad and historic.
WARWICK, R.I. -- U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is meeting with state and local officials at T.F. Green Airport late Friday morning, after taking a helicopter tour over the most devastated areas in Rhode Island.
Tens of thousands of properties were impacted by the historic flood -- which the National Weather Service said was a "200-year event," said governor's spokeswoman Amy Kempe. About 4,000 workers were affected when their businesses were closed. It's unknown how many will file for emergency unemployment benefits.
Three helicopters carried the party of national, state and local officials over Rhode Island, including Governor Carcieri, Adjutant General Robert Bray, U.S. Reps. James Langevin and Patrick Kennedy, U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, and officials from FEMA and the state Emergency Management Agency.
Napolitano is calling the scope of the damage in flooded Rhode Island "impressive" and says she's considering a plea by state officials who want more federal aid.
During a brief conversation with President Obama on Thursday evening, Carcieri was told that the federal government will make FEMA resources available to Rhode Island, Kempe said. What's needed is being determined by state agencies now, she said. While states are asked to pay 20 percent of the amount of disaster money, Kempe said that Rhode Island was asking for a waiver, due to the scope of the disaster.
FEMA is already setting up six disaster relief stations for people to apply for federal aid, Kempe said. The first is now set up at Lowes at 555 Greenwich Ave., which will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week, including Easter Sunday.
We got hit pretty hard also but no damage to our home. Our pump is still running about once a minute. At its worst is was running about every 6 seconds. Glad you suffered no damage their Scott!
Masta...welcome back!!!! Not the best of conditions to come back to.
Things are getting back to normal....that road in pictures is repaired and many of the other bridges and damaged roads are back in action. Now the homes that were flooded are in cleanup mode and some businesses will not reopen.
Just so long as the casinos in CT are ok - that's what is really important, can't let them close!
Seriously, though, how did the watefront areas fare? I went o college in Providence, and most of the city is about 6 feet above sea level. I'm curious if the floods were in spotty areas only or spread across the state.
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