Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Some of the biggest names in music will play at a benefit concert on Wednesday. All proceeds will go to Hurricane Sandy victims, via the Robin Hood Foundation.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Huge names in music are lending their talents to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts at the “12-12-12” concert this Wednesday, Dec. 12. Every penny sold from ticket sales will go directly to Sandy victims through the Robin Hood Relief Fund, which provides material, money and aid to local organizations that are serving families and individuals in the regions hardest hit by the storm, including over 200 Patch towns in New Jersey, Connecticut and Long Island. The all-star lineup includes Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who and Paul McCartney, with other artists to be announced. According to the 12-12-12 concert’s website, “…
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Was your septic system damaged by the storm? DEM recommends the following for repair.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The following is from a press release. In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is offering guidance to property owners who need to repair or replace onsite wastewater treatment systems (OWTS) that are located in close proximity to eroding shorelines. In certain areas of the south shore, Sandy caused coastal erosion which may have undermined structures and exposed components of these systems. OWTS repair in these highly vulnerable Critical Erosion Areas, as designated by the RI Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC), typically requires a permit from DEM and an assent from CRMC. DEM regulations provide the Department with discretion in approving applications for repair on lots with limiting …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Residents who incurred damage as a result of Hurricane Sandy can obtain information about disaster assistance programs
On Friday, FEMA opened a Disaster Recovery Center in the community room at the Middletown Police Department. A Disaster Recovery Center is a facility where applicants from anywhere in Rhode Island may go for information about disaster assistance programs related to damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. This center will be open: Monday through Saturday 8 am – 6 pm Sunday 1pm -5 pm Disaster assistance is financial or direct assistance to individuals and families whose property has been damaged or destroyed as a result of a federally-declared disaster, and whose losses are not covered by insurance. Additional forms of assistance offered by the Federal government can be found on their website. http://www.fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers
Friday, November 16, 2012
How to register with FEMA to eligibility for assistance.
The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) announces that Rhode Islanders who live in Newport or Washington Counties and sustained damages or losses from Hurricane Sandy can now register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to determine eligibility for assistance. “Many residents of Newport and Washington Counties suffered significant damage in Hurricane Sandy,” said Governor Lincoln Chafee. “Fortunately, the President has authorized federal assistance to help those most seriously affected by the storm. I urge all residents of these areas in need of assistance to contact FEMA or visit one of the Disaster Recovery Centers to learn more about individual eligibility.” There are three ways to register with FEMA: …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Patch will make a $1 donation to AmeriCares for every tweet with the hashtag #PatchRebuilds.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
You can help rebuild communities that were hit by Hurricane Sandy by donating cans of food, volunteering for cleanup efforts—or simply sending a tweet. Patch is excited to announce our new effort to help support devestated communities after the storm. For every tweet sent with the hashtag #PatchRebuilds, we will donate $1 to the AmeriCares Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fund, up to $125,000. Your contribution will go toward medical and humanitarian aid, grants and programs to help Sandy survivors. You can simply tweet the hashtag #PatchRebuilds, or go to our Patch Rebuilds website, rebuilds.patch.com, and tweet directly from the site. A customized tweet that starts “My heart belongs to…” is created from the Patch Rebuilds website, and …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Join Clean Ocean Access on Saturday, Nov. 10 at noon and help clean up South Shore Beach.
Do you part in keeping Little Compton's shoreline clean tomorrow at South Shore Beach. Clean Ocean Access, an Aquidneck Island-based environmental advocacy group spends one day per month September through May traveling around to clean Newport County's beaches. For the fourth year in a row, join Clean Ocean Access tomorrow at South Shore Beach from noon to 2 p.m. and help keep Little Compton beautiful. "I think whats important about keeping our coastlines clean is really people spending time outside and connecting with nature and understanding the impact that we are having on the environment," said David McLaughlin, founder of Clean Ocean Access. "We can learn from it and make better decisions when people can connect with nature." Last year…
A Little Compton surf shop owner prepares for his second trip in as many weeks to bring relief supplies a New York community hard-hit by by Hurricane Sandy and this week's nor'easter.
What began as a single Facebook shout out to the Tiverton-Little Compton community last Friday has propelled into a continuing effort by the owner of a local surf shop to bring relief aid to a New York neighborhood hard-hit by Hurricane Sandy. Living Water Surf Shop owner Chuck Barend - along with the Kinane family of Little Compton - helped organize a last-minute fundraiser at Crowther's Food and Drink last Saturday to solicit relief supplies from local residents. In less than 24 hours, plans to drive a single 16-passenger van of supplies to Rockaway Beach, NY had evolved into a convoy as Tiverton and Little Compton residents responded to the shout out with an outpouring of donations. Within hours it was clear one truck wasn't going to…
Studies predict intense storms as a symptom of climate change. What do you think?
According to the University of Rhode Island Climate Change Collaborative, the world is getting warmer, the oceans are getting warmer and more acidic, storms are getting more intense and sea levels are rising at an accelerated rate. A study funded by the Rhode Island Sea Grant, found that the sea level in Newport has increased eight inches since 1930. By 2100, the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council said to expect three to five feet of sea level rise. More Americans than ever believe the earth's temperature has been getting warmer. Currently, 67 percent say there is evidence of global warming, up four points over last year, according to a Pew Research article published last month. The study reported that 42 percent say the …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Rhode Island is bracing for another storm.
Rhode Island and the Northeast are in store for more weather this week as a nor'easter heads our way Wednesday and into Thursday morning. Forecasters are predicting strong winds between 25 and 35 mph with gusts up to 65 mph. Additionally, the storm will be bringing chilly temperatures and rain – possibly even snow in some areas. The nor'easter is expected to hit the Northeast from Cape Cod down to New York City, which was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy last week. This incoming storm's winds are expecting to be even more damaging as many trees, limbs and structures have already been weakened by last week's superstorm. National Grid is anticipating more power outages this week due to the nor'easter and has already started preparations. "…
Monday, November 5, 2012
Employees help out, and you can, too
It's been said it's far better to have a neighbor who's near, than a brother who's far away, but in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Americans across the nation have proven to be the best neighbors and the strongest of families. This past weekend, AOL and Patch employees took an opportunity to pitch in, packing two tractor trailers worth of food, water and supplies in Dulles, VA, and Baltimore. The donations are headed to Hurricane Sandy ravaged areas in New Jersey and Long Island. Want to join the relief efforts? Click here to donate: https://donate.networkforgood.org/aol "When a catastrophe of this size hits, we all feel it, both the hundreds of us who live in the impacted towns, and our colleagues who are watching and wishing they could …