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CRMC leader says agency focus has not changed, despite controversy over...

PROVIDENCE – A change in the leadership of the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council has not diminished the state agency’s focus on education, analysis...
FLOOD-PRONE: Grover Fugate, executive director of the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council, stands in front of properties on Strand Avenue in an at-risk area for flooding near the Oakland Beach neighborhood in Warwick.

Report: R.I. homebuilding codes don’t cover all storm risks

Rhode Island again scored well in a recent report on the strength and enforcement of its homebuilding codes. However, with the 2018 hurricane season...
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

Are predictions of coastal flooding caused by climate change and sea-level...

Thanks to more up-to-date measurements and predictive abilities, the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council is predicting that more of Rhode Island’s coastal communities are...
STAYING AFLOAT: Mark A. Male, left, executive vice president of the Independent Insurance Agents of Rhode Island, speaks with Sean Donaghey, senior vice president, state account executive. Male thinks flood-insurance rates will increase due to recent hurricanes. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Hurricanes leave R.I. bracing for rate hikes

Rhode Islanders with flood insurance are bracing for rate increases in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, as questions again are being raised...
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

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

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Friday called for a statewide action plan to better prepare Rhode Island for the impacts of climate...

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