(NECN: Jennifer Eagan, Warwick, RI) - The Obama administration's homeland security chief will get a firsthand look at the devastation in Rhode Island today. Janet Napolitano will be in the Ocean State, one day after the President promised that flood relief was on the way.
FEMA workers will be back in the area today to survey the damage.
The mall in Warwick remains closed. Many of the stores suffer severe damage.
Warwick Mall Manager Domenic Schiavone says the critical thing right now is getting in and getting the building dry. After that, the cleanup and reconstruction will begin.
Rhode Island was hit the hardest by record-setting storms that struck the Northeast this month. Governor Don Carcieri has called it the worst flooding the state had seen in 200 years.