2010 Floods: Federal Assistance Aims to Help

In the days and weeks following the floods, representatives from FEMA blanketed Rhode Island, going door-to-door, and setting up help centers in every region of the state. Residents had to show the extent of the damage to their homes and lives, in hopes of getting some level of assistance to get things back on track.

It was not an easy process, however. Inspectors often had trouble getting access to homes, and the temporary help centers could only help so many at once.

ABC6 Anchor Mark Curtis followed the Cruz family through the process of getting federal help, on April 5th, 2010.