Report: 30% of state critical infrastructure at risk of failing in major flood

ONE-THIRD OF state critical infrastructure facilities and 20% of its roads could be rendered inoperable in a major flood, according to a new report by First Street Foundation. PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD
PROVIDENCE – A major flood could render inoperable nearly one-third of Rhode Island's hospitals, wastewater treatment plants, ports and other critical infrastructure, simultaneously making 20% of its roads impassable, according to a new report by First Street Foundation. The nonprofit research group on Monday published its third annual flood risk assessment, analyzing flood risk across…

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