Raimondo Announces FEMA Extension to File Disaster Declaration for January Blizzard
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo Tuesday announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted her request to extend the deadline to file for a disaster declaration for the January Blizzard to March 27, 2015.
"I'm thankful for the hard work of the RI Emergency Management Agency in completing the assessments following the January Blizzard," said Raimondo. "We are doing everything we can to ensure Rhode Island receives any federal assistance available, and I appreciate this extension from FEMA. In the middle of a challenging winter season, this additional time will allow our cities and towns a better opportunity to detail their damages."
"Rhode Islanders have had a demanding winter, and we're working as quickly as we can with our partners in the cities and towns to compile all of the costs incurred in the blizzard," added RI Emergency Management Director Pete Gaynor.
The Governor will continue to work closely with the Congressional Delegation as Rhode Island moves forward with the process to submit a request for a disaster declaration.
(release from Governor's Office)