State Government Press Releases

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12/04/2015
Cranston, RI— The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) will be conducting a large-scale tabletop exercise designed to examine and advance community preparedness and resilience for a hazardous materials rail incident. The exercise, titled "The Valley Falls Tabletop Exercise" will take...
12/01/2015
Cranston, RI—The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) advises Rhode Islanders to prepare for the 2015-2016 winter season, which officially begins December 21st and extends through February 28th. "Rhode Islanders are used to getting our fair share of winter weather, but that doesn't...
11/24/2015
Cranston, RI – Governor Gina M. Raimondo, along with officials from the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA), Department of Health (RIDOH), Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM), State Police (RISP), and Department of Transportation (RIDOT), encourages Rhode Islanders to...
09/29/2015
RIEMA Urges Rhode Islanders to Prepare for Upcoming Severe Weather; Monitoring Tropical Storm Joaquin Cranston, RI – The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) urges Rhode Islanders to prepare for upcoming severe weather anticipated to impact the State of Rhode Island late Tuesday,...
09/22/2015
Cranston, RI—The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) has partnered with the National Weather Service (NWS) to develop a new initiative called StormReady Rhode Island (SRRI). As September is National Preparedness Month, the SRRI initiative falls in-line with the theme of community...
09/01/2015
Cranston, RI—The 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, RI—The 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...