The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved the governor's request to extend the deadline to file a disaster declaration for last month's blizzard.
Gov. Gina Raimondo announced Tuesday that FEMA has extended the deadline to March 27. Raimondo said the state's Emergency Management Agency is working to complete assessments following January's blizzard.
The governor said the extended deadline will give cities and towns additional time to assess damage caused by the blizzard and evaluate costs incurred.
She said she is doing everything she can to make sure the state receives any federal assistance available.
Raimondo declared a state of emergency and imposed a travel ban Jan. 27 when a nasty winter storm brought high winds and dumped nearly 2 feet of snow on parts of the state.