State Government Press Releases

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02/08/2016
Contact: Armand Randolph (401) 641-8269 www.riema.ri.gov Cranston, RI- The Rhode Island Emergency Agency announced that it will open its Joint Information Center (JIC) for media members today, Monday, February 8, 2016, at 8:30 AM to assist with the State's Emergency Operations Center. The...
02/07/2016
Cranston, RI - The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) is alerting all Rhode Islanders that the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for all of Rhode Island to be in effect Monday morning, February 8, until Tuesday morning, February 9. "My first priority is...
01/23/2016
Cranston, RI - The Rhode Island Emergency Agency (RIEMA) announced that it will open its Joint Information Center (JIC) for media members today, Saturday, January 23, 2016, at 12 PM to assist with the State's Emergency Operations Center. The JIC will stay open until the end of winter storm...
01/22/2016
Cranston, RI - The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) is alerting all Rhode Islanders that the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Newport and Washington Counties to be in effect Saturday morning, January 23, until Sunday morning, January 24. "My number...
01/11/2016
Cranston, RI - The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA), in partnership with the City of Cranston, the Rhode Island Division of Elderly Affairs (RIDEA), the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH), National Grid, Rhode Island Red Cross, and United Way 2-1-1 will host a free Disaster...
12/14/2015
Cranston, RI - The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) has recently signed and promulgated the State of Rhode Island's Shelter and Coordination Plan, which formalizes common sheltering practices that were set in place by previous plans and sheltering efforts. The Plan is intended...
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,...