Chafee requests storm damage assessment from FEMA

By: ABC6 News Staff

On behalf of Governor Lincoln Chafee, the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA), has requested that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) perform a preliminary disaster assessment in all 5 counties.

In his request to FEMA, RIEMA Director MG Kevin McBride said, “Damages have been incurred due to heavy snow accumulations, drifting snow, and hurricane force winds resulting in dangerous driving conditions, stranded vehicles, power outages, potential structural damage, coastal flooding and other hazards.”

This is the first step is seeking federal assistance.