FEMA Setting Up Disaster Recovery Centers in Rhode Island | NECN

FEMA Setting Up Disaster Recovery Centers in Rhode Island

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    (NECN: Ally Donnelly, Warwick, RI) - The state of Rhode Island is trying to recover after the worst flooding to hit the state in 200 years.


    Amy Kempe of Governor Don Carcieri's office anticipates tens of thousands of homes to be damaged from the floods.

    Kempe says an estimated 4,000 Rhode Islanders are out of work due to flood damage at the Warwick Mall.

    "We will recover, but it's going to be a long recovery," said Kempe.

    "The biggest cost is going to be to infrastructure," said Kempe.

    "President Obama declared Rhode Island a disaster area two days before the storm came in," said Kempe. This, after March's earlier storm.

    FEMA is going to be setting up six disaster recovery centers in Rhode Island.