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Tropical Storm Henri has potential to be R.I.’s first direct-landfall hurricane...

PROVIDENCE – Tropical Storm Henri is forecast to arrive in Rhode Island this weekend, bringing powerful winds, dangerous storm surge inundation, flooding and potential...

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...
OVER 25,000 single-family homes are considered at-risk to be impacted by storm surge in the event of a Category 4 hurricane in Rhode Island. Above, a machine clears sand off Atlantic Avenue in Westerly after the remnants of Hurricane Sandy battered Rhode Island’s coast in 2012. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Report: Over 25,000 homes at risk during Category 4 Hurricane in...

PROVIDENCE – If a Category 4 hurricane were to hit Rhode Island, more than 25,000 single-family homes would be at risk to be impacted...
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

The CRMC says parts of coastal R.I. could soon be underwater...

(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...

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