State Government Press Releases

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03/25/2015
Contact: Alex Ambrosius (401) 462-7337 External Affairs www.riema.ri.gov Cranston, RI - The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA), in coordination with the Rhode Island Division of Information Technology (DoIt) and RI.gov, has developed a new website to fit the state's new...
02/23/2015
Contact: Alex Ambrosius RIEMA External Affairs (401) 261-1639 www.riema.ri.gov Cranston, RI - The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA), the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) and the Rhode Island State Police (RISP), along with the Rhode Island School Safety Committee, have...
02/20/2015
Cranston, RI- The Office of the Governor, Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA), Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) and the state's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Consultation Program are urging Rhode Islanders to clear the ice and snow from their roofs...
02/16/2015
Cranston, RI- As the snow keeps piling up, the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) reminds Rhode Islanders of the importance of removing large snow amounts from the roofs of homes and businesses. "T.F. Green Airport has recorded approximately 50 inches of accumulated snow since...
02/13/2015
Cranston, RI- The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for all of Rhode Island to be in effect Saturday afternoon, February 14, through Sunday evening, February 15. A Winter Storm Watch is issued for the potential accumulation of 6 or more inches of snow in a 12 hour period, or...
02/11/2015
Cranston, RI Starting today, Wednesday, February 11, teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be on the ground alongside the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency to conduct joint preliminary disaster assessments (PDAs) throughout the State of Rhode Island. These...
02/05/2015
Cranston, RI- The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory that is estimated to impact Northwest Rhode Island this evening, Thursday, February 5, and lasting through Friday morning, February 6. A Wind Chill Advisory is issued when the wind chill index is likely to reach -15 to -24...
01/27/2015
January 27, 2015 To clarify the state's healthcare worker emergency transportation process, healthcare workers in need of transportation are directed to first check with their perspective facility. If they are identified as a critical needs worker, the facility will contact the RIEMA Emergency...
01/26/2015
Contact Joy Fox Office: 401-462-7183 joy.fox@governor.ri.gov Denis Riel Office: 401-462-7183 Cell: 401-341-0731 denis.riel@ema.ri.gov January 26, 2015 Joint Information Center Operations Announced by Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency CRANSTON, RI- The Rhode Island...
01/23/2015
The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency is alerting all Rhode Islanders that the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Northern Providence County and a Winter Weather Advisory for the rest of the state to be in effect 12 am Saturday, January 24, until 7 pm. TIMING:...