State Government Press Releases

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The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) announces that due to today's heat advisory, the following local cooling centers are scheduled to open: (Note: Additions to this list are notated by an asterisk.) Coventry Coventry Senior Center; 50 Wood St.; Wed., 1 p.m. 5:30 p.m.; Thurs.,
The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) announces that due to today's heat advisory, the following local cooling centers are scheduled to open: (Note: Additions to this list are notated by an asterisk.) Coventry *Coventry Senior Center; 50 Wood St.; Wed., 1 p.m. 5:30 p.m.; Thurs.,
The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) announces that due to today's heat advisory, the following local cooling centers are scheduled to open: (Note: Additions to this list are notated by an asterisk. Exeter *Town Library; 773 Ten Rod Road; 2 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Narragansett *...
The National Weather Service (NWS) has revised its heat advisory to include the entire state. The advisory is expected to be in effect through Thursday. Forecasters are predicting temperatures in the 90s, and with humidity, a heat index of 100 to 104 degrees. For information on staying safe...
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a heat advisory for Providence and Kent counties, and the heat advisory is expected to be in effect through Thursday. Forecasters are predicting temperatures in the 90s, and with humidity, a heat index of 100 to 104 degrees. The Rhode Island...
The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for communities along Narragansett Bay and Mt. Hope Bay for high tide tonight. High tide is expected between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Due to a combination of 12 to 18-inch storm surges and an astronomical high tide, minor coastal flooding is...
Make a kit. Make a plan. Stay informed. This three-step preparedness formula applies not only to individuals and families, but to businesses as well. The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) has recently established a program designed to coordinate disaster preparedness and...
Providence, RI - The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for all of Rhode Island today, Monday, April 9, 2012. This is in effect from 10 a.m. this morning to 8 p.m. this evening. Updated information will continue to be posted at: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/box/hazardsByCounty.php.
Providence, RI - The National Weather Service has re-issued a Red Flag Warning in Rhode Island and Southern New England for the second day in a row. Any fires that do develop will spread rapidly. Outdoor burning in Rhode Island is not recommended. This warning is in effect from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Providence, RI - The National Weather Service has upgraded yesterday's Fire Watch Warning to a Red Flag Warning for all of Rhode Island. Dry conditions, Northwest winds, and low relative humidity all contribute to fire danger. The lack of serious rainfall will continue to affect the region into...