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									Volume 1, Issue 1         Rhode Island Flood and Storm Recovery              April 19, 2010

                                E-News Update
This E-News Update is created by Federal Emergency Management Agency External Affairs, Private
Sector Division. It includes information on federal and state resources available to help Rhode Island
business owners and their employees recover from the floods and storms. We welcome your comments,
questions, best practices and topics of interest. Please send emails to Chad.McCormick@fema.gov (571)
529-0857 or Jenefeness.Clark@fema.gov or call (225) 264-3643. See the last section for subscribe/un-
subscribe instructions.

Rhode Island (Close of Business April 19, 2010)
   • Small Business Administration approved loan amounts:                         $ 4,957,200.00
   • Current Deadlines for FEMA registration and SBA loan application:            May 28, 2010
   • Current Deadlines for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan:                     December 29, 2010
   • Current Deadlines for Disaster Unemployment Assistance:                      May 6, 2010

Updates: For more information, please visit: www.fema.gov. You can also follow FEMA’s flood
response on Twitter: http://twitter.com/femaregion1 and Face book: http://www.facebook.com/FEMA.

WARWICK, R.I. – Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is a form of federal disaster assistance for
individuals that provides temporary income assistance to both employees --- including agricultural and
fisheries --- and self-employed individuals whose work has been lost or interrupted as a direct result of a
major disaster and would not otherwise be eligible for regular unemployment insurance benefits. An
employee who was scheduled to begin work but was unable due to the disaster is also eligible, as well as
persons residing outside a designated county whose employment was affected in a designated county.

Next week, the RI Department of Labor and Training will hold additional claims-filing sessions for
Disaster Unemployment Assistance in Providence, West Warwick and Westerly. Special claims-filing
sessions for Disaster Unemployment Assistance will be held at the following:

•       Providence netWORKri, One Reservoir Ave.: Tuesday-Thursday, April 20-22, 4 to 7 p.m.
•       West Warwick netWORKri, 1330 Main St.: Tuesday-Thursday, April 20-22, 4 to 7 p.m.
•       Westerly Disaster Recovery Center, South County Community Action, 34 Pond St.:
        Tuesday-Thursday, April 20-22, 12 noon to 4 p.m.

For more Rhode Island DUA information, please visit www.dlt.ri.gov

Often, the first step to recovery is making sure your employees are ready and able to come back to work.
In counties designated for Individual Assistance, homeowners and renters may apply for FEMA
assistance. Those affected can apply for assistance by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or
(TTY 1-800-462-7585) from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. EST, seven days a week. Multilingual operators are
available. Applicants can apply online at www.fema.gov. Online registration is available anytime. The
registration deadline for disaster assistance is May 28, 2010.

Applicants are not required to visit a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC). However, a visit to a DRC
provides an opportunity for residents to meet face-to-face with representatives from state and federal
agencies and find answers to questions they may have about the recovery process. The DRC is staffed by
FEMA, SBA, and other federal and nonprofit agencies. Locations of current Disaster Recovery Centers
(DRCs) are:

Bristol County                                                       Providence County
Bristol Fire Department                                              Garden City Center (former Linens and Things)
4 Annawamscutt Dr.                                                   150 Hillside Road
Bristol, R.I. 02809                                                  Cranston, R.I. 02920

Newport County                                                       Berkeley Commons
Middletown Police Station                                            500 Mendon Road
123 Valley Rd.                                                       Cumberland, R.I. 02864
Middletown, R.I. 02842
                                                                     Washington County
Kent County                                                          Wakefield Mall
West Warwick Community Center                                        160 Old Tower Road
145 Washington St.                                                   South Kingstown, R.I. 02879
West Warwick, R.I. 02893
                                                                     South County Community Action Agency
                                                                     34 Pond St.
*Note hours of operation below                                       Westerly, R.I. 02891

Additional Mobile Disaster Recovery Center Locations (MDRC) will be available at these locations:
Providence County                               Washington County
Scituate High School (April 21-23)              Kohl’s Parking Lot
94 Trimtown Road                                110 Gate Road
North Scituate, R.I. 02857                      North Kingstown, R.I. 02852
Hours: April 21: 10 a.m. -7 p.m.; April 22-23 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.)       Hours: April 21: 10 a.m. -7 p.m.; April 22-23 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.)

                                                                     Chariho Shopping Center
                                                                     1190 Main St.
                                                                     Richmond, R.I 02891
                                                                     Hours: April 24: 10 a.m. -7 p.m.; April 25: Noon – 6 p.m.:
                                                                     April 26: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.)

*(Hours of operation are 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily thru April 24)
*(Starting April 25, hours of operation for Sundays are Noon – 6 p.m. and
 Monday-Saturday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.)

Disaster loans for uncompensated losses due to physical damage are available to all eligible applicants in counties
declared for Individual Assistance:

    •   Home Disaster Loans – Loans to homeowners or renters to repair or replace disaster damaged real estate
        or personal property owned by the victim: home loans up to $200,000 for the repair or replacement of
        real estate and up to $40,000 to repair or replace personal property.

    •   Business Physical Disaster Loans – Loans up to $2,000,000 to businesses to repair or replace disaster-
        damaged property owned by the business, including real estate, inventories, supplies, machinery and
        equipment. Businesses of any size are eligible. Private, non-profit organizations such as charities,
        churches, private universities, etc., are also eligible.

    •   Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) – Are working capital loans up to $2,000,000 to help small
        businesses, small agricultural cooperatives and most private, non-profit organizations of all sizes meet
        their ordinary financial obligations that cannot be met as a direct result of the disaster.

Business owners may also receive support from SBA Customer Service Representatives at any Disaster
Recovery Center (DRC) in Rhode Island.

After registering with FEMA, applicants may also apply online using the Electronic Loan Application
(ELA) via SBA’s secure Web site at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. For more information, applicants may
contact the SBA Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or by emailing
disastercustomerservice@sba.gov or visiting the SBA Web site at www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance.
Hearing impaired individuals may call (800) 877-8339.

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