PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ The federal government has given Rhode Island nearly $40 million so far to assist in the recovery from Superstorm Sandy.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency said Wednesday that three-quarters of the funds went distributed in response to more than 1,000 claims filed with the National Flood Insurance Program.
More than $5 million went to state and local governments and nonprofit organizations. More than $2.6 million in disaster recovery loans were given to homeowners and business owners who suffered damage in last year's storm.

Gov. Lincoln Chafee says the state is grateful for the federal help.