State Government Press Releases

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07/29/2015
Cranston, RI The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) announces that due to forecasted heat and humidity, the following communities will have cooling centers open to the public for those who need to seek shelter from extreme heat. If you do not see you community listed, visit the...
07/17/2015
Cranston, RI Governor Gina Raimondo and members of her cabinet today took part in a briefing and discussion about hurricane preparedness and response, hosted by the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency. The purpose of the briefing was to bring together the Governor's Emergency Policy...
07/16/2015
Cranston, RI The National Weather Service will be hosting a series of Hurricane Preparedness Workshops, with the first to be held at Salve Regina University in Newport, RI. "With a challenging winter behind us and a beautiful summer well underway, it can be easy to forget about storm...
06/01/2015
Cranston, RI—The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) advises Rhode Islanders to prepare for the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which begins June 1st and extends through November 30th. "We may not know exactly what Mother Nature will bring this year," said Governor Gina Raimondo. "
05/21/2015
Cranston, RI— On May 1, 2015, the Town of Charlestown became the eighth community to gain entrance into FEMA's Community Rating System (CRS) in the State of Rhode Island. The CRS, which is a component of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), is a voluntary program that recognizes and...
05/13/2015
Cranston, RI—On May 13, 2015, the National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning for all of Rhode Island, except Block Island, to be in effect from 12 PM – 6 PM due to dry weather and gusty winds resulting in critical fire weather conditions. A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire...
04/15/2015
Contact: Armand Randolph (401) 462-7183 External Affairs www.riema.ri.gov Cranston, RI – The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA), the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RI DEM), the United States Coast Guard (USCG), and various State Response Teams will...
04/14/2015
Contact: Armand Randolph (401) 462-7183 External Affairs www.riema.ri.gov Cranston, RI – This week, the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) will conduct Public Assistance (PA) Applicant Briefings for the following entities concerning reimbursement from the January Blizzard...
04/07/2015
Contact: Alex Ambrosius (401) 462-7337 External Affairs www.riema.ri.gov Cranston, RI – On Monday, April 6, 2015, the State of Rhode Island received notification that Kent County was awarded a Non-Stafford Act Administrative Declaration from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)...
04/03/2015
State of Rhode Island Awarded Federal Disaster Declaration Stemming From January Blizzard Contact: Armand Randolph (401) 462-7183 External Affairs www.riema.ri.gov Cranston, RI – President Barack Obama today approved Rhode Island's request for a Major Disaster Declaration for the...