The CRMC says parts of coastal R.I. could soon be underwater in a major storm. Is anyone listening?

STORM SURGE: By 2065, a 100-year storm surge would damage approximately 13,736 homes in Warwick, Barrington, Narragansett, South Kingstown and North Kingstown, representing more than half of all homes in Rhode Island’s 21 coastal communities, according to the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council. / COURTESY R.I. COASTAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT COUNCIL
STORM SURGE: By 2065, a 100-year storm surge would damage approximately 13,736 homes in Warwick, Barrington, Narragansett, South Kingstown and North Kingstown, representing more than half of all homes in Rhode Island’s 21 coastal communities, according to the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council. / COURTESY R.I. COASTAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT COUNCIL
(Editor’s note: This is the second of a three-part series exploring Rhode Island’s vulnerability to coastal flooding and what businesses, property owners and local communities can do to better prepare. Read part one here. Read part 3 here.) They call him “Dr. Doom.” It’s a moniker Grover J. Fugate has earned from his more than three…

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