State Government Press Releases

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The National Weather Service (NWS) has upgraded the weather outlook for Rhode Island to a winter storm warning. The warning is in effect for the entire state until 7 a.m. Sunday. The forecast for total snow accumulation remains at four inches to eight inches. Snow is expected to be heaviest and...
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter storm watch for all of Rhode Island from Saturday morning until Sunday morning. The current prediction for snow accumulation in Rhode Island is 4 to 8 inches. The snow is expected to begin mid to late morning on Saturday, and the heaviest and...
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter weather advisory for all of Rhode Island from 10 p.m. Monday until 10 a.m. Tuesday. NWS is predicting 1" – 2" of snow with traces of ice possible. The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) reminds everyone that untreated roads...
Today is the first day of winter, and temperatures are predicted to fall by the beginning of next week. The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) reminds all Rhode Islanders that it is important to be prepared for winter weather. "In addition to winter weather hazards like snow and...
Federal and state recovery specialists urge Rhode Islanders affected by Hurricane Sandy to be careful and smart about rebuilding. Be careful about hiring contractors and be smart about improving your property's resistance to future floods. The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Rhode...
Disasters complicate the lives of survivors in many ways. Property damage is obvious, but disasters like Hurricane Sandy have less visible effects. Coping with the trauma and stress of the disaster and recovery process can be a challenge. Rhode Islanders feeling anxious or overwhelmed by...
The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) announces that Rhode Islanders who live in Newport or Washington Counties and sustained damages or losses from Hurricane Sandy can now register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to determine eligibility for assistance. "Many...
Governor Lincoln Chafee announced today that President Obama has approved Rhode Island's amended request for a disaster declaration and for individual assistance for Newport and Washington Counties. "I am once again grateful for the President's authorization of assistance that will benefit...
The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be conducting State Applicant briefings on November 15 and 16 from 9:45 a.m. – noon. The session on November 15 will be held at Portsmouth Town Hall (2200 East Main Road, Portsmouth) and...
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA), and the Office of the Rhode Island Attorney General urge Rhode Islanders affected by Hurricane Sandy to be mindful of scams and other fraudulent activity during recovery efforts. Officials are...