Saturday, April 3, 2010

Bristol County covered by FEMA

Office of the Governor
State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, State House, Providence, RI 02903

Friday, April 2, 2010 401-954-3873
Federal “Major Disaster Declaration” Extended to Bristol County
Governor Donald L. Carcieri and the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) were informed Friday evening that President Obama has approved the request to amend the "major disaster declaration" to include Bristol County, RI. With this approval, the Disaster Declaration is in effect for all counties in Rhode Island. FEMA teams worked throughout the past two days to assess the damage in Bristol County to reach the required threshold of damage for the declaration.
Governor Carcieri expressed his appreciation to President Obama and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano for their support and swift action. “The response from the federal government to assist Rhode Island has been tremendous. President Obama and Secretary Napolitano assured me that all available FEMA resources would be made available to us as we recover from this devastation. FEMA response teams have been on the ground, working around the clock to assess the damage and to register Rhode Islanders who have been affected by the severe storms and flooding. Our recovery will take time, but we are working closely with our federal and local partners to do everything possible to ensure residents and businesses get the assistance and relief they need.”
All Rhode Islanders and businesses who experienced damages and losses from the recent severe storms and flooding are eligible to register with the FEMA, regardless of whether or not their property is located in a designated flood plain.
Any individual or business affected by recent severe storms and flooding should register with FEMA at, or call 1-800-621-3362 (TTY 1-800-462-7585).

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