PROVIDENCE, RI — Tropical Storm Henri directly hit RI beaches, management areas, and several other facilities, which the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) began cleaning up this week, […]
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.
As Warwick Post covered the aftermath of the storm, which surprised many people despite warnings of severe thunderstorms that morning, residents provided a series of quick photos that gave their neighbors a view of the damage.
Johnston and Pawtucket are lending resources to aid Warwick’s cleanup following Tuesday’s tree-toppling storm, and state reps are exploring financial support for local businesses affected by the storm.