State Government Press Releases

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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...
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a red flag warning for all areas of Rhode Island, with the exception of Block Island, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27, 2012. A red flag warning is issued when there are predictions of strong winds and low relative humidity. These...
Nearly two years ago, historic-level floods ravaged Rhode Island. Is your home or business protected now? This week (March 12 16) is National Flood Awareness Week. The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) urges anyone with a home or business located close to a body of water to...
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a wind advisory for the entire state until 2 a.m. on Friday. There is also a cold front approaching the area tonight and light rain or showers are expected. A wind advisory is issued when winds are forecasted to be 31 to 39 miles per hour or wind...
The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) is alerting all Rhode Islanders that there is a winter weather advisory in place for the entire state from 2 a.m. Saturday until 6 p.m. Saturday. The National Weather Service is predicting three to six inches of powdery snow across the entire...
Providence, RI - The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Rhode Island. Updated information will continue to be posted at: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/box/hazardsByCounty.php. Current watches/warnings for state counties include: Wind Advisory - Bristol, Kent, Newport,...
Providence, RI - The National Weather Service has extended a wind advisory for Rhode Island. Updated information will continue to be posted at: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/box/hazardsByCounty.php. Current watches/warnings for state counties include: Wind Advisory Bristol, Kent, Newport,...
Providence, RI - The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Newport County and Block Island. Updated information will continue to be posted at: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/box/hazardsByCounty.php. Current watches/warnings for state counties include: ***Wind Advisory ...
Cranston, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced his appointment of Theresa C. Murray as Executive Director of the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA). She replaces J. David Smith, who retired in June to pursue a career in academia. "As we saw with the floods of 2010,...
07/20/2011
This is a heads up to let you know we have put out an Excessive Heat Watch for all of our forecast area except the east slopes of the Berkshires, southern Rhode Island, and the Cape and Islands - valid for Thursday and Friday afternoons. The watch includes Boston, Worcester, Springfield,...