State Government Press Releases

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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:...
01/07/2015
The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory that is estimated to impact the State of Rhode Island this evening and last through Thursday morning. A Wind Chill Advisory is issued when the wind chill index is likely to reach -15 to -24 degrees Fahrenheit for at least 3 hours. Such...
11/06/2014
MEDIA ADVISORY 1-800 RI CHILD - CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE NUMBER OPERATIONAL The technical issues that lead to the use of a temporary alternative phone number for the state's child abuse hotline have been resolved. Anyone with knowledge or suspicion of child abuse or neglect should call the...
11/05/2014
MEDIA ADVISORY CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE TEMPORARY CHANGE IN NUMBER TO 401-462-4453 The RI Department of Children, Youth and Families announced that the RI Child Abuse Hotline phone system is experiencing technical difficulties. The Hotline continues to be fully operational. However,...
10/22/2014
For Use: Immediately Date: October 22, 2014 2014 School Safety Conference The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency is hosting its annual School Safety Conference on October 23, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick from 8 am to 12 pm. The theme of this year's conference is "...