Disaster Recovery Centers for Winter Storms Ready to Close

WARWICK, RI. – The Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Cumberland, Lincoln and Coventry are scheduled to close this week.


The DRCs have been open to assist residents affected by the severe storms and flooding that took place from December 17-19, 2023, and January 9-13, 2024. Survivors can get help applying for FEMA assistance at the centers, as well as assistance with uploading needed documents.

The DRC at the following location will open at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15 and close permanently at 6:30 p.m.

  • Cumberland Public Library (tents outside), 1464 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland, RI 02864

The DRCs at the following locations and will be open through Saturday, May 18 until 4:30 p.m.

  • Coventry Town Hall Annex, 1675 Flat River Rd, Coventry, RI 02816

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.- 6:30 pm, Saturday, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

  • Community College of Rhode Island, Lincoln Campus, Conference Room 1304,

1762 Louisquisset Pike, Lincoln, RI 02865

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–6:30 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.


Residents don’t need to visit a DRC to apply for FEMA assistance. To apply without visiting a center, register with FEMA in one of the following ways: Call 1-800-621-3362. Phone lines operate from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. seven days a week. Help is available in most languages. If you use video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA your number for that service. Online at DisasterAssistance.gov, Or download the FEMA Mobile App, available at Google Play or the Apple App Store.

The deadline to apply to FEMA is May 20, 2024.

For the latest information visit 4765 | FEMA.gov or 4766 | FEMA.gov. Follow FEMA on Twitter (X) at twitter.com/femaregion1 and at facebook.com/fema.

For updates on Rhode Island’s response and recovery operations, follow the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency on Twitter (X) twitter.com/RhodeIslandEMA and Facebook facebook.com/RhodeIslandEMA or visit or visit www.riema.ri.gov.



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