RIPR News
11:34 am
Tue March 15, 2011

Rebounding from the flood

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – U.S. Senator Jack Reed was in Westerly Monday touring an auto parts business flooded out in last year's historic flood.


Reed visited the Westerly NAPA Auto Parts store that has also been expanded. Flood waters wiped out the store's inventory and owner Jamie Silvestri's insurance did not cover hundreds of thousands of dollars in flood damage.


The historic floods soaked Rhode Island from Westerly up to Woonsocket with most of the damaged centered in the Warwick, Cranston area.


Macy's in the Warwick Mall reopens Tuesday after closing to repair flood damage.


Senator Reed's office says more than $100 million in direct federal aid has helped Rhode Island businesses and families.

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