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Rhode Island Snowstorm (EM-3182)

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Incident period: February 17, 2003 to February 18, 2003
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 27, 2003


April 14, 2003 - News Release

Springfield, MA - In an initial tally, more than $1,605,050 has been obligated for snow removal costs incurred in five New England states as a result of the severe President's Day storm according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Local governments, certain private non-profit organizations and tribal governments in Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Rhode Island became eligible for federal assistance as a result of emergency declarations by President George W. Bush.

April 3, 2003 - News Release

Springfield, MA - Following the designation of Rhode Island for emergency federal assistance for snow removal, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today a briefing schedule for applicants. Meetings will be held Tues. in Warwick at the Radisson Airport hotel. The morning session at 10:00 is for the 26 affected communities in Providence and Washington counties. A second briefing for state agencies and certain private non-profit organizations will take place at 1:30 p.m.

April 1, 2003 - News Release

Springfield, MA - Local governments and private certain non-profit organizations, in designated counties in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Connecticut have until April 9 to submit applications for assistance if they want emergency costs for winter snow clearance to be considered for reimbursement, State and Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) officials said today. The assistance to communities covers 75 percent of the eligible costs during a specified 48-period, according to James N. Russo, Federal Coordinating Officer.

Financial Assistance

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $2,002,983.94 $2,021,398.42 n/a
Last Updated: Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 06:36 (Updated daily)

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