Enhancing Rhode Island’s Emergency and Disaster Preparedness
Rhode Island’s coastal location makes it susceptible to natural disasters like flooding, hurricanes, and snowstorms. And when disasters have struck, Senator Reed has been there to help Rhode Islanders recover.
When the historic flooding of 2010 hit Rhode Island, Reed helped ensure over $200 million in federal flood assistance to help families, businesses, and communities rebuild. After Hurricane Sandy hit, Reed helped secure more than $120 million in federal funding for estimated repairs and mitigation.
Senator Reed recognizes that our environment is under constant stress from a changing climate, including warming temperatures and weather volatility. He is committed to helping communities take action to better adapt to natural disasters affected by climate change. This includes the increase in resilience of our critical infrastructure and emergency preparedness.