Homeland Security chief touring flooded RI

April 2, 2010 7:24:20 AM PDT
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is in Rhode Island to get a firsthand look at the flooding devastation.

Napolitano and Federal Emergency Management Agency Deputy Administrator Richard Serino are visiting the state Friday to tour flood-damaged areas and meet with Gov. Don Carcieri (kuh-CHEHR'-ee) and members of the state's congressional delegation. They are discussing response and recovery efforts.

Rhode Island was hit the hardest by record-setting storms that struck the Northeast this month. Carcieri has called it the worst flooding the state had seen in 200 years.

The floods forced hundreds from their homes, closed major highways and even flooded a huge mall. Carcieri estimates damages in the hundreds of millions of dollars.


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