State Government Press Releases

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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...
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...