The town of Westerly is close to fulfilling its promise to rebuild the Misquamicut Beach area by Memorial Day. The town has made great strides since Superstorm Sandy left a path of destruction last fall.
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.
This Wednesday is the deadline for two forms of help for damage caused by Super Storm Sandy. The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Small Business Administration are taking applications for aid and low-interest loans until midnight on the 13th.
(PROVIDENCE, RI) Westerly town manager Steven Hartford says damage from Superstorm Sandy will probably exceed $20-M. Roughly 150 homes and 30 businesses were damaged when the downgraded hurricane slammed into Rhode Island’s southern coast October 29th.
(PROVIDENCE, RI) On Capitol Hill Rhode Island Congressman David Cicilline says there should be majority support for a bill expected to hit the House floor Friday that helps victims of Hurricane Sandy. Cicilline says the $9-billion package will provide help with flood insurance. It comes days after the Republican-controlled House scuttled a larger relief package approved by the Senate.
Cicilline says it’s a shame the Senate’s 60 billion (B) dollar relief bill was blocked.