BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker says federal disaster aid that the state has been granted for a late January blizzard could bring between $80 million and $90 million, but he's disappointed a broader request wasn't approved.
Baker spoke Monday night after returning from a meeting in Washington, D.C., with Vice President Joe Biden.
He says the state will go back and review documents to see what qualifies for federal assistance. The state also has 30 days to appeal.
Baker says his request for about $400 million in aid for the entire 28-day period that also included February storms was a little unusual. He says he realizes that while the amount of snow Massachusetts received was uncommon, federal officials might not have wanted to set a national precedent.
President Obama signed the disaster declaration for the Jan. 26-28 storm on Monday.