For the latest on Hurricane Irene's path, please click here to visit the NOAA page.

Dear Rhode Islander,

With Hurricane Irene fast approaching and FEMA predicting that Rhode Island may be significantly affected, I want to make sure Rhode Islanders and Rhode Island businesses have some key resources to prepare for Hurricane Irene and its potential aftermath.

Key Resources:

Hurricane Preparedness Guide: Click here to download

This guide was created by the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Weather Service, NOAA, FEMA, and the American Red Cross.

Preparing Your Business for Hurricane Irene: Click here

These tips are courtesy of the White House blog.’s 3 Step Plan for Hurricane Preparedness – includes tips on how to create your own emergency supply kit: Click here

State of Rhode Island Emergency Phone Numbers: Click here

My Office: If you need help finding resources related to Hurricane Irene preparation or damage, please call us at 401-453-5294 or visit our casework page so we can help you. 

If you do see a downed power line during the storm, please contact National Grid’s storm center to help others stay safe: Click here

Other resources:

Rhode Island Red Cross

NOAA’s Hurricane Irene page

FEMA blog

While this is not a comprehensive list of resources, I do hope that this is helpful for you and your family.  Please be sure to stay safe.

Best regards,


P.S. Please be sure to spread the word to friends and family by email or by sharing this link on your Facebook page.