Raimondo calls for action plan to prepare for impacts of climate change

Updated: 11:16 a.m.

SIGN OF THINGS TO COME: A trailer park on Matunuck Beach Road in South Kingstown was flooded by the extreme weather brought by Superstorm Sandy in 2012. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD
SIGN OF THINGS TO COME: A trailer park on Matunuck Beach Road in South Kingstown was flooded by the extreme weather brought by Superstorm Sandy in 2012. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Friday called for a statewide action plan to better prepare Rhode Island for the impacts of climate change. The first-term governor signed an executive order that – among other things – creates a new state position, dubbed “chief resiliency officer.” Shaun O'Rourke, currently the director and stormwater and…

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