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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...
RHODE ISLAND RANKED No. 17 for highest risk on CoreLogic's report on storm surge damage. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Report: R.I. ranks No. 17 for storm surge risk

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked No. 17 on CoreLogic’s 2018 Storm Surge Report for both number of at-risk homes and reconstruction cost value of...
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...

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