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Top RI emergency official dismissed

Dec. 19, 2007 at 2:23 PM   |   Comments

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Robert Warren, the head of the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency, has been dismissed in the wake of last week's devastating snowstorm.

The Providence (R.I.) Journal said Wednesday that Gov. Donald Carcieri fired the EMA director after the snowstorm essentially crippled the state's public services and significantly limited travel in certain portions of the state.

On Tuesday, Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts convened an advisory council meeting on the subject and stated that the public had been presented with little information during the snowstorm.

"It was very clear the public wanted to know what was going on, and there wasn't a public voice making that clear," Roberts said.

The Journal said that travel in the northern portions of Rhode Island was significantly limited during last Thursday's storm, leaving commuters and school children temporarily stranded.

Following Warren's dismissal after 28 months at his post, Maj. Gen. Robert T. Bray was named as his immediate successor.

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