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Dear Editor –

In a phone meeting last week with Marc Pappas, the Director of the RI Emergency Agency, I learned that RIEMA has hired a third-party independent firm to review the emergency response to the gas crisis in Newport last month.

They will interview over 200 people who were involved in the response system, they will hold focus groups with those folks and a report will be issued and made public by Spring. That report will place an emphasis on lessons learned and an evaluation of the effort. It is my intention, over the next weeks, to meet with constituents to get their feedback on how our emergency response systems worked last month. And I will share that report when I receive it.

Feel free to contact me about this evaluation at LaurenHCarson@gmail.com.

Representative Lauren Carson

RI House District 75-Newport


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