- Associated Press - Friday, January 22, 2016

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo says emergency crews are well-prepared for the snowstorm that could hit southern New England on Saturday.

The Democrat met with other state officials and the president of the state’s National Grid branch at an emergency command center Friday to discuss preparations for the storm.

Lenny Giuliano, the state meteorologist, says the local impact will be minor compared to the heavy snowfall, wind and flooding expected in the mid-Atlantic region.

He says the storm’s path is still uncertain but the strongest local effects will be moderate snow and gusty winds along Rhode Island’s southern coast and Block Island.

Raimondo says she has no regrets about canceling a trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to help with the storm response.

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