Is Rhode Island becoming the new Atlantis? Rhode Islanders, it's time to think about Flood Insurance!

It is a wet and bad one out there today Rhode Islanders! All over the state we have roads closed, roads collapsing and even malls closed; Many people are out of work today and kids are home because of school cancellations. This is all due to the heavy rains that Rhode Island has endured for the past two days. It seems that with each hour that goes by we are getting closer and closer to becoming the new underwater city! That is something that no one who lives in the state wants to hear, but it is a reality that the water levels are rising all around our places of work and homes. It is time for people to seriously start thinking about their flood insurance. At Bucci Insurance, we are waiting for your call to help you with any questions you may have about flood insurance. Call 887 210 7159 for a free quote.

One person that is taking notice of the raising levels of water in Rhode Island is President Obama. We blogged a couple days ago about how Governor Carcieri wrote a letter to the President asking him to declare counties in Rhode Island a major disaster area. A news release put out by FEMA yesterday on the 29th, stated that the President declared Kent, Newport, Providence and Washington counties in Rhode Island a major disaster area. This means that federal funding is now available to those counties which can include grants for temporary housing, low-cost loans for uninsured property losses, and many other programs that will help the residents recover from this flood disaster.

All counties in Rhode Island will be able to receive federal funding  on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation. The Federal Coordinating Officer for recovery in the affected counties stated, there are damage surveys continuing in other counties, so that federal assistance may be designated to those counties in need once the assessments are completed.  On FEMA’s website they have posted the ways that residents and business owners in the four affected counties can begin to apply for assistance.

While damage surveys are still being conducted in other areas it is not certain that your area will be receiving any federal aid. If you do not live in one of the affected counties, please make a call to Bucci Insurance. We would be happy to speak to you about flood insurance.It is best that you think about purchasing flood insurance because if a disaster like this happens again, you will be covered. Our goal is too keep Rhode Island informed about the flood situation in our state and let people know about every way that Bucci Insurance can help. Please visit our Bucci Insurance Group website for information on flood insurance or call our toll free line.

Be safe driving on the roads today, and check back tomorrow to see more information on flood insurance!

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