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Hurricane Season 2017

By Andy | September 6, 2017


As New Englanders, we are aware of the potential destruction of property and loss of life hurricanes may bring to our communities. After Hurricane Harvey struck Houston, we wondered if Hurricane Irma might come our way? Fortunately, Rhode Islanders’ with disabilities may register with the Rhode Island Special Needs Emergency Registry to help protect themselves from harm if a storm comes our way. The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) have developed this registry as a service to Rhode Islanders with chronic conditions, disabilities, and other special healthcare needs. It is a system for the identification of Rhode Islanders who may require assistance during statewide emergencies such as a hurricane or a winter blizzard. There is an easy enrollment process by completing an online form or submitting a mail-in form. To complete the digital form select Online and click the “Enrolling”  button. To receive a printed form mailed to you, call 401-222-5960/RI Relay 711. Don’t wait, do it now, and be prepared.

After you have registered, call us at 401-574-9310 or email us at olis.tbplus@olis.ri.gov  to read some of the titles in our Talking Books Library collection.

DB60947 The Great Hurricane:1938 by Cherie Burns – downloadable and digital cartridge production available

DBC01877 Superstorm: Nine Days Inside Hurricane Sandy by Kathryn Miles -downloable and digital cartridge production available

DB62427 Holding Back the Sea: the Struggle on the Gulf Coast to Save America by Christopher Hallowwell – downloadable and digital cartridge production available

DB62506 The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast by Douglas Brinkley – downloadable and digital cartridge production available

DB66459 Storm World Hurricanes, Politics, and the Battle over Global Warming by Chris Mooney –  downloadable and digital cartridge production available

 

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