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Mar 30, 2010 12:48 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

RI governor warns of worst flooding in over 100 years

Rhode Island Gov. Don Carcieri is asking residents to get home by dinnertime to avoid what he says is the worst flooding to hit the state in more than 100 years.

Carcieri says Interstate 95 might have to be closed because of the water, which is expected to continue to rise until at least early Wednesday. National Guard troops have been activated in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, and troops in Connecticut have been put on alert as the second major rain storm of the month continues to pound the Northeast. The National Weather Service says the city of Boston has shattered an all-time rainfall record for the month of March with nearly 13 inches of rain.

Providence, R.I., is within an inch of breaking the city's all-time monthly record.

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