Q&A: Centracchio on Italy earthquake rescue efforts


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Rescue efforts are underway in central Italy after an earthquake struck the area early Wednesday morning.

Eyewitness News analyst Lt. Gen. Reginald Centracchio was in studio on Wednesday to talk about the rescue mission and how the military and government will deal with the disaster.

He said unlike the United States, they have no National Guard to help and will need assistance. Centracchio also said looting is something to watch out for because disasters are a breeding ground for vandals.

The General shared his experience in dealing with national disasters and talked about what it’s like to coordinate relief efforts.Watch the full interview in the video above. 

Eyewitness News Analyst, Lt. Gen. Reginald Centracchio (ret.) served as Adjutant General of Rhode Island and Commanding General of the Rhode Island National Guard from 1995 until his retirement in 2005. During his tenure, he served as Director of the Rhode Island Emergency Managment Agency and as Rhode Island Homeland Security Advisor – becoming the first Adjutant General to hold all three positions simultaneously.

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