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Governor Chafee Signs Amended Request for Federal Disaster Declaration in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy

Amended Declaration Would Bring Public Assistance to Kent County

Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln Chafee announced today that he has formally signed a revised request to President Barack Obama for declaration of a major disaster for the State of Rhode Island.

Governor Chafee requested the addition of Public Assistance for Kent County, Rhode Island. The Governor previously requested a declaration for Public Assistance for Bristol, Newport, and Washington Counties, which was subsequently granted by the President, and Individual Assistance for Newport and Washington Counties.

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