WARWICK, RI (WPRI) - It has been almost two years since the historic floods of 2010 hit the state.
Many have believe massive floods like these are a once in a century occurrence, but one local group says more extreme weather is likely.
Environment Rhode Island has released a new report about Rhode Island weather.
According to the report, 4 out of 5 Americans, or 242 million people were affected by weather related disasters in the last five years.
The recently released report also says things could get much worse if action is not taken. Global warming can bring more frequent heavy downpours and snowfall. It can also cause heat waves and unusually hot season to be more common.
Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian says changes are helping to go a long way in his city.
"The energy reduction in all our city buildings has reduced 480 tons per year of carbon that we are producing", Avedisian said.
The report also states that while we can't prevent extreme weather, cutting dangerous carbon pollution now could prevent it from getting much worse.
Crown Boiler is recalling certain home heating boilers after a defect can release excessive amounts of carbon monoxide.
Taunton police say they have recovered a Purple Heart stolen from the widow of a World War II veteran.
Two-year review of taxpayer-backed loan fund forced changes.
Police allege Jashua Mercado drove a stolen car directly at an officer on foot during a chase.
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