(PROVIDENCE, RI) Westerly town manager Steven Hartford says damage from Superstorm Sandy will probably exceed $20-M. Roughly 150 homes and 30 businesses were damaged when the downgraded hurricane slammed into Rhode Island’s southern coast October 29th.
(PROVIDENCE, RI) On Capitol Hill Rhode Island Congressman David Cicilline says there should be majority support for a bill expected to hit the House floor Friday that helps victims of Hurricane Sandy. Cicilline says the $9-billion package will provide help with flood insurance. It comes days after the Republican-controlled House scuttled a larger relief package approved by the Senate.
Cicilline says it’s a shame the Senate’s 60 billion (B) dollar relief bill was blocked.