Official State of Rhode Island website
Floods happen when excessive amounts of water cannot be contained or absorbed into the ground. Some floods develop slowly, while flash floods can happen in a few minutes without any visible warnings of rain.
Floods are one of the most common hazards in the country. In Rhode Island, we are more likely to experience a flood during the spring and summer seasons.
There are 5 types of flooding that can affect Rhode Island:
Damage stemming from flooding can be very expensive and in more severe instances, life threatening. Since floods can occur from a variety of reasons and during any time of the year, it is very important to prepare yourself and your family before flooding occurs. Download our Flood Preparedness Guide for preparedness tips and information on what to do before, during, and after a flood.