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Flood Information

For Use: Immediately

RIEMA NEWS

Date: September 03, 2013

Contact: Armand Randolph, (401) 462-7183

Flood Information

RIEMA has compiled the following information for Rhode Island residents affected by the recent flooding. Residents should keep these general tips in mind as they return home or work towards recovery. In general, residents should stay away from hazardous materials, water, and propane tanks. Please follow the following safety measures. Standing water may be unsanitary water Do not walk or play in flood waters; Six inches of moving water can make you fall Raw sewage and septic failure may be apparent, avoid contact if possible Be cautious at night when it is harder to recognize flood danger Stay away from of debris If you see or smell anything dangerous, call 911

Support o Go to http://www.211.ri.org/. Complete the "Find Help Now" information request or click on one of the selections listed under "Select a popular help category" or call 211. Report damages, and/or request information for Child Care Services, Food Assistance, and Housing/Sheltering Assistance. o Contact your insurance company to discuss your current policy. Review what coverage you have in place to assist with flood damage. o Flood damaged homes; reference guide to assist with mold and mildew issues: http://www.fema.gov/pdf/rebuild/recover/fema_mold_brochure_english.pdf

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Department or agency: Emergency Management Agency

Online: http://www.riema.ri.gov/

Release date: 09-03-2013

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