Gov. McKee: will take “days to assess every part of the state” after Tropical Storm Henri
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – At a press conference Sunday afternoon, Governor Dan McKee said it will take days to fully assess the damage from Tropical Storm Henri across the state.
Gov. McKee said the data from the statewide assessment will be reported to the state’s recovery team. McKee urged Rhode Islanders to stay inside as cleanup continues.
While National Grid is already working to restore power outages, Terry Sobolewski, President of National Grid R.I., said individual outages will take more time to address.
Susan Roberts, Executive Director of the Red Cross Rhode Island Chapter, said they are working to close the emergency shelters in Warwick and Cumberland. The shelter in Middletown will remain open, while the Westerly Regional Shelter is on standby.