Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The Potowomut private school estimates damage from the hurricane could cost up to $70,000.
Rocky Hill School's spectacular location – at the mouth of the Greene River where it flows into Narragansett Bay – is usually a selling point. But for two years in a row, the school has suffered damage at that hands of severe storms, first Irene, in 2011, and then Sandy, in October, precisely because of that prize location. "We're on the water. Narragansett Bay is right there," acknowledged the school's business manager, Mark Buckley. But they do appear to be in line to get some help with the possibly $70,000 in damage from Sandy, following last week's federal disaster declaration for Kent County. Sandy hit RHS harder than Irene. Both brought down tree limbs, but Sandy managed to pull up and peel back the rubber roof liner on the school's…
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
I took a few photos this morning, but I know there's a lot of damage I missed.
If you've got storm damage, or have been out with your phone/camera today and got some good shots, share them here. Thanks!
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Keith and Wendy Amellotte say that damage to their house has been caused by demolition of the old and construction of the new Cole Middle School.
A third homeowner has joined a lawsuit against the town, school department and a variety of construction-related entities for damages they claim were caused by the construction of the new Cole Middle School. The original lawsuit was filed seven months ago. Keith and Wendy Amelotte of 35 Sarah’s Trace join Chris and Susan Lamendola of 50 Sarah’s Trace and Thomas Hogan and Cynthia Peloso of 40 Sarah’s Trace in the lawsuit. Sarah's Trace lies just west of the middle school property. Homeowners on Lillibridge Drive, another adjacent street, have also complained about construction vibrations but none have joined the suit. “We actually contacted the superintendent’s office the summer of 2010 when we had seen enough damage to say that there’s …
Monday, August 29, 2011
Rhode Island residents may be subject to additional hurricane deductibles
Rhode Island residents whose property is damaged by Hurricane Irene may discover they’ll be paying more for repairs than expected. The Associated Press reports that most homeowner insurance policies include a deductible that’s typically $500 to $1,000, but out-of-pocket expenses for hurricane damages can be much higher. “In 18 states on the East and Gulf coasts, insurers are allowed to include hurricane deductibles in homeowners policies," the AP reported. "These amounts apply only to hurricane-caused damage, and typically range from 1 percent to 5 percent of the insured value of a home. Deductibles may be higher in some coastal areas. For example, a policyholder whose home is insured for $200,000 with a 2 percent hurricane deductible …
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Power lines down in the streets and driving is difficult
Power lines are down throught East Greenwich, including at the intersection of Maplewood Drive and Silverwood Drive in the Meadowbrook neighborhood. A tree split in half, leaving the power line lying in the middle of the street. Throughout the afternoon, neighbors walked around surveying the damage. The enitre neighborhood is without power. National Grid is unsure when power will be restored, calling it a “severe outage,” in the Meadowbrook area. "No estimated time can be given," a National Grid service rep said. Downed Power lines are dangerous and people are urged to stay away from them. As many as 260,000 residences are without power in Rhode Island. Trees lay partially in the road on Middle and Howland roads. Many have been pushed…