State Government Press Releases

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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...
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,"...
Below is a link to RIEMA's Facebook page where the National Hurricane Center's storm tracking map as of Friday, 5 a.m.
Below is a link to RIEMA's Facebook page where the National Weather Service's storm tracking map as of Thursday, 5 a.m.
The National Weather Service (NWS) and the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) is closely monitoring the development of Hurricane Sandy. The exact track and impacts of this storm are not certain at this time. We do know that whatever track this storm takes, it will cause dangerous...
The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2012 School Safety Art Contest is Michael Bittner. Bittner, a Cranston resident, is a seventh grader at St. Rocco's School. His entry, chosen from more than 100, depicts the importance of evacuation...