VIDEO: Preparing in Rhode Island

February 8, 2013

Disaster Alert: Severe Weather in Connecticut and Rhode Island

July 27, 2012

Disaster Alert

Connecticut and Rhode Island– Severe Storms downed trees, severed power lines and left thousands of residents within the state without power on Thursday.

The Connecticut Chapter deployed an ARC Liaison to staff the State Emergency Operations Center. The chapter will continue to monitor the situation and provide further response as needed.


Disaster Alert: Winter Storms in Rhode Island, Texas, and Connecticut

January 13, 2011

Disaster Alert

Rhode Island – A winter storm dumped several inches of snow over much of the state leaving many residents without power. The State Emergency Operations Center is open.

The Emergency Operations Center is staffed with a Red Cross liaison. The Rhode Island Chapter is monitoring the situation and is ready to respond as needed.

Texas – A winter storm hit some parts of the state over the past few days.

The East Texas Piney Woods Chapter is supporting one open shelter and has four shelters on standby.

Connecticut – A winter storm dumped several inches of snow over much of the state causing power outages in many areas. The State Emergency Operations Center is open.

The Connecticut Chapter has identified a leadership team and volunteers are on standby. They are monitoring the situation and are ready to respond as needed.


Fast Facts: Spring Floods 2010

April 7, 2010

The following information shows our total service delivery since the beginning of the Massachusetts floods:

The following information shows our total service delivery since the beginning of the Rhode Island floods:


Photos: Flooding in Massachusetts and Rhode Island

April 6, 2010

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Press Release: Red Cross Assists Rhode Islanders Recover From Floods and Fire

April 6, 2010

Red Cross Assists Rhode Islanders Recover From Floods and Fire

Providence, RI – April 6, 2010 – While the American Red Cross Rhode Island Chapter volunteers work day and night to help our community recover from the devastating floods of last week, they continue to assist victims of home fires rebuild their lives. Although this combination of disasters has challenged local Red Cross resources, the Chapter has been able to provide necessary services to those in need.

Since the beginning of this year, the Rhode Island Chapter has assisted 262 individuals whose homes have been damaged or destroyed by fire; local volunteers have responded to 11 fires since the flooding began on March 15, providing temporary shelter and financial assistance to replace clothing, shoes, and food. They also provide CVS gift cards to assist families replace personal hygiene items. Fire victims receive referrals to community partners of the Red Cross who can assist in their long-term recovery. Red Cross mental health and health service workers follow up with the families. Operation Bear Hugs is a special program sponsored by the local Chapter. Children whose homes have been damaged by fire receive a teddy bear donated through the Red Cross by a member of the community.

The Rhode Island Chapter is gratified by the generosity of the community in making donations to help their neighbors recover from this unprecedented flooding. They also encourage contributions to the fund which enables the volunteers to assist fire victims every day of the year.


Fast Facts: Northeast Flooding 2010

April 5, 2010

The following information shows our total service delivery since the beginning of the Massachusetts floods:

The following information shows our total service delivery since the beginning of the Rhode Island floods:


Video: RI State Senators Volunteer With Disaster Assessment Team

April 4, 2010

Pat Pannett, American Red Cross disaster volunteer, surveys the damage to a flooded home in Richmond, RI, with State Senators Edward ONeill and Francis Maher, Jr. The Senators are volunteers with the Red Cross disaster assessment team.


Story: Hope Valley Residents Face Disaster With Help From Red Cross

April 4, 2010

This story was written by American Red Cross disaster volunteer Pat Pannett.

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State Senators Edward O’Neill and Francis Maher, Jr., volunteers with the Red Cross disaster assessment team survey a submerged residence in the devastated Hope Valley Wyoming area of Richmond, RI.

It’s called Hope Valley, and the residents of the Hope Valley Wyoming have shown great resiliency and not lost their sense of hope and optimism in the face of dire circumstances.

On the afternoon of April 2, members of the Red Cross disaster assessment team (including two State Senators) travelled with Hope Valley Wyoming Fire District and Rhode Island National Guard to survey an area that was heavily hit by the March floods in the state.

The affected area in Richmond, Rhode Island was heavily flooded, and the only way in and out of this community of 80 homes was by crossing a road covered by more than a foot of water. Fortunately, the National Guard ‘deuce and a half” cargo truck was designed to cross areas where even Humvees were not be able to traverse. At one point, the team traversed a road flooded with more than three feet of water.

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Photos: Flooding in Massachusetts and Rhode Island

April 4, 2010

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