‘It’s desperation’: McKee fires back at Foulkes’ criticism after flooding

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Gov. Dan McKee fired back at the criticism from Helana Buonanno Foulkes following Monday’s flooding.

“Today was about government incompetence, period. After 18 months in office, Governor McKee should know how to handle a rain storm and he failed,” said Foulkes in a statement Monday.

“It’s desperate right, it’s desperation,” the governor retorted. He added that he managed the largest snowfall within a 24-hour period back in January.

McKee concluded that municipalities around the state would get millions of dollars to help pay for the damages of Monday’s flooding.

The flooding brought traffic to a halt on major roadways around the state. Drivers on Interstate 95 as well as the 6/10 connector were stranded for hours.

Highways weren’t the only problem Monday. There were several cars that were stuck in the flooding on Charles Street in Providence.

Crews had to use rafts to rescue drivers from their submerged vehicles.


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