wetlands http://ripr.org en Flood-Prone Homes In Cranston Demolished, Returning to Wetlands http://ripr.org/post/flood-prone-homes-cranston-demolished-returning-wetlands <p>The demolition of six flood-prone Cranston homes has begun.&nbsp; The homes on Perkins Avenue were badly flooded three years ago and the federal government has bought the homeowners out.&nbsp; It was a bittersweet moment for some Perkins Avenue residents.</p><p></p><p>With Cranston Mayor Allan Fung at the wheel, an excavator made quick work demolishing a two-story bungalow on Perkins Avenue in Cranston. It’s one of six flood-prone homes that are being torn down.&nbsp; Watching from the sidelines was Brian Dupont, whose home next door is also coming down.</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 13:22:05 +0000 Flo Jonic 20824 at http://ripr.org Flood-Prone Homes In Cranston Demolished, Returning to Wetlands $1.1M heading to Westerly to turn flood-prone property into green space http://ripr.org/post/11m-heading-westerly-turn-flood-prone-property-green-space <p>(PROVIDENCE, RI) Rhode Island’s congressional delegation says a little more than a million dollars in federal funding is on its way to buy property in Westerly. The plan is to turn land along Canal Street into open green space.</p><p>The $1.1 million in federal funding will go toward the purchase of five residences and three pieces of non-residential property on Canal Street in Westerly’s north end. The area floods often and was severely damaged during the big flood of 2010. The plan is to demolish the homes and turn the land into wetlands. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 21:37:56 +0000 Catherine Welch 7426 at http://ripr.org