Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Obama declares flood emergency in RI

This article from today's Providence Business News gives a good overall view of what we are dealing with in RI. For FEMA assistance which includes flooded basements and damages to businesses for all of RI, call 1 800 621 FEMA. Go to or for details. Many places have no power because of flooding of the electrical sub stations. So far so good in Bristol. The Cranston and the Warwick sewer plants are shut down and underwater. Rte 95 is closed in both directions near the Warwick mall and the airport where the Pawtuxet River is raging. Sen. Reed has suggested extending the IRS deadline by one month by asking the Internal Revenue Service to give Rhode Islanders a 30-day extension on the deadline for their federal income taxes, which are due April 15. “Folks whose paperwork may have been destroyed by the flood shouldn’t have to worry about being able to file their taxes on time,” he said. “I am hopeful the IRS will grant a short-term extension for Rhode Islanders.” Note: the date has been extended to May 11, 2010 for all Rhode Islanders.

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