BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker is headed to Washington to press the state’s case for disaster relief after the record-setting winter snowfall.
Baker is scheduled to meet Monday with Beth Zimmerman, associate administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and later with Vice President Joe Biden at the White House.READ MORE: Four Revolution Players Named To MLS' 2021 Best XI
In his request for federal aid, the governor took the unusual step of asking President Barack Obama to treat the series of storms that pummeled Massachusetts in January and February as a single, continuous event.READ MORE: Eddie Mekka, 'Laverne & Shirley' Actor And Worcester Native, Dies At 69
Baker is asking for a disaster declaration for 10 counties, excluding the state’s four westernmost counties.
If the request is granted, Massachusetts could receive up to 75 percent reimbursement for the estimated $400 million in snow removal and other costs.MORE NEWS: Al Horford Gets His Revenge Against 76ers
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