WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Rhode Island to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm and snowstorm during the period of February 8 - 9, 2013.
The President's action makes federal funding available to state, tribal and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe winter storm and snowstorm in Bristol, Kent, Newport, Providence, and Washington counties.
In addition, assistance is available to state, tribal and eligible local governments on a cost-sharing basis for snow assistance, for a continuous 48-hour period during or proximate to the incident period in Kent, Providence, and Washington counties.
Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures for all counties and tribes within the state.
James N. Russo has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. Russo said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.
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