FEMA extends RI’s deadline for blizzard disaster declaration

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is giving Rhode Island extra time to seek disaster assistance in the wake of January’s blizzard.

Gov.Gina Raimondo announced Tuesday that FEMA granted her request to extend the deadline to file for a federal disaster declaration to March 27.

“We are doing everything we can to ensure Rhode Island receives any federal assistance available, and I appreciate this extension from FEMA,” Governor Raimondo said in a news release.

“In the middle of a challenging winter season, this additional time will allow our cities and towns a better opportunity to detail their damages.”

The January blizzard has been followed by one of the snowiest Februaries in Rhode Island history.


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