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

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...

Report: Over half of R.I. policyholders of national flood insurance will...

PROVIDENCE – Over half of Rhode Island property owners with national flood insurance will see their annual premiums increase under changes to the Federal...
ADVANCED PLANNING: Arnold “Buff” Chace Jr., managing principal of Cornish Associates LP, is co-chairman of a group called the Providence Resilience Partnership, which is looking at how to better understand and prepare the city for flood risk and secure federal funding for its priorities. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

SURGE MENTALITY: Warning sounded about Providence’s widespread flood risks

Arnold “Buff” Chace Jr. was 7 years old when Hurricane Carol ravaged Rhode Island, with a storm surge that submerged downtown Providence in 12...

Report warns R.I. properties could see insurance premiums spike under updated...

PROVIDENCE - More than 5,000 Rhode Island property owners would see flood insurance premiums increase 150% if federal flood programs were updated to reflect...
WORTH THE RISK? Even Mark A. Male, executive vice president of the Independent Insurance Agents of Rhode Island, sometimes finds himself wondering if he should pay for flood coverage on his South Kingstown house that isn’t in a high-risk area. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Study: More R.I. properties face greater flood risk

Mark A. Male’s South Kingstown home is at minimal risk of flooding, at least according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s flood plain maps. Even...

Flood risk too costly to ignore

Rhode Island has so far escaped what has been a very active hurricane season, but the danger of flooding is a fact of life...
RHODE ISLAND properties failed to realize $44.7 million in value due to tidal flooding from increased sea level rise and from 2005 to 2017. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

R.I. property values impacted by sea level rise

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island properties failed to realize $44.7 million in increased value due to tidal flooding from rising seas from 2005 to 2017,...

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