Disaster declaration extended to cover all of RI

Manuel Rei, a building maintenance supervisor at Builders Surplus in West Warwick, R.I., pumps floodwater from the building, Thursday, April 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Stew Milne) (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

April 2, 2010 7:08:24 PM PDT
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano took a helicopter tour over still-flooded Rhode Island on Friday, witnessing waterlogged shopping malls and homes with people's possessions laid out to dry in their yards, as residents and officials in the already economically troubled state pleaded for her to secure more federal aid.