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New tools for predicting R.I. storm damage

The R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council is trying to take away some of the guesswork on how major storms, such as the four nor’easters...
DIGGING OUT: A truck clears sand off Atlantic Avenue in the Misquamicut community of Westerly following “Superstorm” Sandy in 2012. Today the town is still dredging 20,000 cubic yards of sand from Winnapaug Pond deposited there during the storm.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

The Ocean State has seen the damage storms can cause. So...

(Editor's note: This is the first of a three-part series exploring Rhode Island's vulnerability to coastal flooding and what businesses, property owners and local communities...
VISION OF THE FUTURE? Climate experts believe that between sea-level rise and the increasing frequency of powerful storms, larger portions of Rhode Island will face serious flooding in the coming years.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Climate change looks to bring water damage to more of R.I.

More than five years after “Superstorm” Sandy hit the Rhode Island coast, Westerly is still working at reversing some of the environmental damage that...
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...
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