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Homes, businesses along Pawtuxet River can't catch a break

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By: Melissa Toupin

The flooding rain is causing more issues along Rhode Island rivers. Families and businesses who live nearby can't catch a break. Water is threatening homes for a fourth time now this June.

Friday morning the rain was not letting up. The Pawtuxet River in Warwick continues to roar. There is still a flood warning in place. By 4:45 AM the water had risen to 9.7 feet. Flood stage is 9 feet. The levels are expected to rise to more than 10 feet before the river crests.

In March of 2010 during the historic floods the Pawtuxet crested at 20.79 feet- the highest in 200 years.

Low lying areas such as Bellos Street, Venturi Avenue, and Pioneer Avenue in Warwick remain at risk for street flooding. As of Friday morning there was some ponding, but no significant water build up.

Some homes along Avery Road and Wellington Ave in Cranston are impacted.


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