State Government Press Releases

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09/01/2015
Cranston, RIThe Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) reminds Rhode Islanders that National Preparedness Month runs through the month of September and the theme of this year's Preparedness Month is "Don't wait, communicate. Make your emergency plan today." "It's essential that...
08/24/2015
Cranston, RIThe Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA), in conjunction with the Rhode Island Association of Emergency Managers (RIAEM) and the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) will host a two-day Annual Preparedness Conference on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 through Wednesday,...
08/04/2015
Cranston, RI The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA), Department of Health (RIDOH), Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM), and Department of Transportation (RIDOT) are urging Rhode Islanders to prepare for upcoming severe weather and to continue using caution in the wake of...
08/04/2015
Cranston, RI The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) is urging Rhode Islanders to use caution in the wake of the severe thunderstorm that occurred early Tuesday, August 4. A severe thunderstorm containing strong winds, torrential rains, and even hail, passed through the State of...
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...