WASHINGTON, DC — Rhode Islander Peter T. Gaynor, FEMA administrator, will take over as acting secretary of Homeland Security following the resignation of current acting secretary Chad Wolf, CNN reports. […]
The Warwick Fire Department received 149 service calls from 5:30 a.m. till noon the day of the Aug. 4 “macro-burst” storm – more than quadruple the usual volume, representing an as-yet unknown amount of damage Rep. Patricia A. Serpa (D-Dist 27, West Warwick, Coventry, Warwick) hopes to help residents manage.
State Reps are exploring possible disaster relief for Warwick, Cranston and Coventry following Tuesday’s crippling storm of downed trees and three days without electricity for many residences and businesses, and the City of Warwick is asking for public reports to back up the appeal.
With the day’s temperature climbing into the 90s with 41 percent humidity, Warwick officials designated cooling centers at Pilgrim Senior Center on Pilgrim Avenue, Thayer Arena and Warwick Library’s main branch on Sandy Lane today.
Several Rhode Island communities including Warwick have designated warming centers today as the National Weather Service predicts wind-chilled temperatures to drop as low as -15 tonight into Friday morning.