superstorm Sandy http://ripr.org en Cliff Walk Repairs, Misspelled Plaque Unveiled In Newport http://ripr.org/post/cliff-walk-repairs-misspelled-plaque-unveiled-newport <p>The governor's name is misspelled on a new plaque celebrating Newport's historic Cliff&nbsp;Walk.&nbsp; The plaque was unveiled during a ceremony Wednesday marking the reopening of the Cliff Walk after major repairs.</p><p></p><p></p><p>The walk’s three and a half miles have been opening in increments ever since it was damaged by Superstorm Sandy in 2012. The largest portion, two miles long, has now reopened. A smaller, less-traveled part will remain closed, likely reopening in mid-July. Newport received 5 million dollars in state and federal funds to make the repairs.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:23:44 +0000 John Bender 35756 at http://ripr.org Cliff Walk Repairs, Misspelled Plaque Unveiled In Newport Rhode Island Receives $7.5 Million For Sandy Cleanup http://ripr.org/post/rhode-island-receives-75-million-sandy-cleanup <p>Rhode Island is receiving more federal funding to continue cleanup efforts started after Superstorm Sandy. The money will also be used to prepare the state for future storms and the effects climate change.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 04:00:00 +0000 John Bender 35316 at http://ripr.org More Than $1 Million To Help Dredge Winnepaug Pond http://ripr.org/post/more-1-million-help-dredge-winnepaug-pond <p>The Town of Westerly has secured more than $1 million in grants to dredge Winnepaug Pond in Misquamicut.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 20 May 2014 20:06:20 +0000 Ambar Espinoza 33880 at http://ripr.org More Than $1 Million To Help Dredge Winnepaug Pond A Year After Superstorm Sandy, Parts Of Newport's Cliff Walk Ready To Reopen http://ripr.org/post/year-after-superstorm-sandy-parts-newports-cliff-walk-ready-reopen <p>The southernmost section of the Cliff Walk that was damaged last year by Superstorm Sandy is expected to reopen to the public this week.</p><p></p><p>The three-and-a-half mile trail was badly damaged in the storm. Cliff Walk Commission Chairman Robert B. Power said repairs will cost $3.5 million.</p><p>"It eroded a lot of the walkway near Ruggles Avenue which caused some of the sidewalk to cave in. It took a chunk of the actual stone out at Doris Duke’s estate which we had to go back and fill in. It tore a lot of the fencing behind Miramar," said Powers.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 14:11:31 +0000 Flo Jonic 25619 at http://ripr.org A Year After Superstorm Sandy, Parts Of Newport's Cliff Walk Ready To Reopen Rhode Island Thanks Workers Who Helped Clean Up After Sandy http://ripr.org/post/rhode-island-thanks-workers-who-helped-clean-after-sandy <p>Scores of workers who helped clean up after Superstorm Sandy were officially thanked Friday.</p><p>The Department of Labor and Training said it had $1.5 million in federal aid and hired about 98 workers to help clean up after the storm. They cleared debris from Fort Adams State Park, the East Bay bike path and worked around Misquamicut Beach to get it ready for the Memorial Day opening of the summer season.</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 15:59:41 +0000 Catherine Welch 24252 at http://ripr.org Rhode Island Thanks Workers Who Helped Clean Up After Sandy Misquamicut Beach, One Year After Superstorm Sandy http://ripr.org/post/misquamicut-beach-one-year-after-superstorm-sandy <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; font-size: 21px; line-height: normal; font-family: Times; color: rgb(35, 35, 35); ">It was one year ago that Superstorm Sandy slammed onto the Rhode Island coast. The storm raked across Misquamicut Beach, destroying businesses and dumping tons of sand onto Atlantic Avenue.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; font-size: 21px; line-height: normal; font-family: Times; color: rgb(35, 35, 35); min-height: 25px; ">&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 23:02:26 +0000 Catherine Welch 23914 at http://ripr.org Misquamicut Beach, One Year After Superstorm Sandy Cliff Walk Repairs On Hold As Bid Is Examined http://ripr.org/post/cliff-walk-repairs-hold-bid-examined <p>Repairs to the Cliff Walk in Newport destroyed by Superstorm Sandy are on hold as the Department of Transportation is examining an unusually low bid that has been submitted.</p><p></p><p>The bid for repairs came at 3 million dollars; about 2 million less than most of the others.</p><p>The low amount raised eyebrows, said city official Robert Power, who was worried about the quality of the work.</p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 18:56:07 +0000 John Bender 22169 at http://ripr.org Cliff Walk Repairs On Hold As Bid Is Examined Task Force Issues Report to Coastal Cities: Prepare For More Extreme Weather http://ripr.org/post/task-force-issues-report-coastal-cities-prepare-more-extreme-weather <p>A White House panel says coastal communities damaged by Hurricane Sandy should prepare for future storms due to rising sea levels.</p><p>The Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding task force has released a list of recommendations to help communities reduce future damage.</p><p></p><p></p><p>The Presidential task force report says that towns and cities near the coastline need to spend money now in order to avoid costly damage later.</p><p>That’s because climate change and rising sea levels are increasing the threat of extreme storms.</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 13:04:22 +0000 John Bender 20328 at http://ripr.org Task Force Issues Report to Coastal Cities: Prepare For More Extreme Weather Obama Officials to Tour Beach Rebuilding Efforts in Westerly http://ripr.org/post/obama-officials-tour-beach-rebuilding-efforts-westerly <p>Members of President Obama’s Hurricane Sandy taskforce will be in Rhode Island Monday touring coastal areas hit by last year’s storm.&nbsp; Westerly officials will make their case for more financial help.</p><p></p><p></p><p>The south coast took a beating, with 150 homes and 30 businesses damaged just in Westerly. Town Manager Steven Hartford says funding is needed to rebuild, elevate and drain Atlantic Avenue, which was severely flooded during Sandy. He said Rhode Island may not have grabbed headlines during the storm, but it needs help too.</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 11:51:28 +0000 Catherine Welch 18033 at http://ripr.org Obama Officials to Tour Beach Rebuilding Efforts in Westerly Westerly Prepares for Summer After Superstorm Sandy http://ripr.org/post/westerly-prepares-summer-after-superstorm-sandy <p>The town of Westerly is close to fulfilling its promise to rebuild the Misquamicut Beach area by Memorial Day.&nbsp; The town has made great strides since Superstorm Sandy left a path of destruction last fall.</p><p></p><p>It’s not perfect yet, but Misquamicut Beach looks a lot better than it did six-and-a-half months ago. Tons of sand the storm dumped on Atlantic Avenue have been put back on the beach, sand dunes have been restored and shopkeepers are making repairs. Jennifer Cordier of Hartford, Connecticut visited the beach Sunday and was pleasantly surprised.</p> Mon, 13 May 2013 12:50:48 +0000 Flo Jonic 15102 at http://ripr.org Westerly Prepares for Summer After Superstorm Sandy