WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) - First responders and emergency officials gathered Wednesday forthe Rhode Island Hurricane Conference.
Organizations from both the private and public sectorsparticipated in the event, held at the Crown Plaza Hotel inWarwick.
Inside presentations were held on disaster preparation tips, andoutside officials demonstrated how to put those ideas into use.
FEMA and the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency were alsoon hand. David Smith, the Executive Director of RIEMA, said thisyear the conference was focusing on not only disaster preparations,but on studying the long-term effects of a crisis.
Private vendors also provided information about protecting homesand businesses during natural disasters.
Organizers say they saw their highest turnout ever this year dueto the historic floods.
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