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Governor Chafee Requests Disaster Assessment From FEMA

Today, on behalf of Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) Director MG Kevin R. McBride sent a request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to perform a Preliminary Disaster Assessment (PDA) in all five counties.

In his request to FEMA, 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."

The PDA process will help the State calculate damages and potentially apply for federal assistance.

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Department or agency: Emergency Management Agency

Online: http://www.riema.ri.gov/

Release date: 02-10-2013

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