State Government Press Releases

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As storm cleanup and restoration efforts begin, the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) urges all Rhode Islanders to take the necessary precautions to ensure their safety. The storm has passed; however, there are still strong currents and riptides. Water conditions are a danger to...
Now that Hurricane Sandy has passed, many municipalities and individuals are faced with removing debris from the storm. The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) reminds Rhode Islanders of the following safety measures to keep in mind when undertaking post-storm cleanup efforts: <
With Exception of Pt. Judith and Block Island, Which Remain Closed Subsequent to the passing of Hurricane SANDY, all waterways within Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England, with the exception of Pt. Judith and Block Island, have been opened by the Captain of the Port. ...
The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) reports today that first responders and emergency management staff has turned their focus to assessing and responding to impacts from the storm that hit Rhode Island this week. "We'd like to thank all Rhode Islanders, municipalities, and...
The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) announces that the following emergency shelters will be available to Rhode Islanders who may need to leave their home: Barrington; Primrose High School; opens at 7 p.m., Sunday Coventry; Coventry High School; opens a 4 p.m., Sunday ...
The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) announces that Rhode Islanders who want to enroll in the state's Special Needs Emergency Registry and do not have access to a computer can call 211 to enroll. To register online, visit www.health.ri.gov/emregistry RIEMA and the Rhode Island...
High Wind Warning National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a high wind warning from 0600 Monday to 0600 Tuesday for all of Rhode Island. Winds of 35 45 mph with gusts of up to 70 mph are expected with the strongest winds predicted for Monday. Results of high wind can include widespread...
The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) strongly recommends that all Rhode Islanders continue preparedness efforts for Hurricane Sandy. Currently, the storm is predicted to make landfall south of New England; however, Rhode Island is expected to have extended periods of heavy rains,...
Below is a link to RIEMA's Facebook page with the National Hurricane Center's storm tracking map as of Saturday, 5 a.m.
The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) continues to closely monitor the path and potential impacts of Hurricane Sandy. RIEMA is providing regular updates to local emergency managers, other state agencies, and community partners. "Now is a great time to check your emergency kit,"...