State Government Press Releases

Page 15 of 23
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,...
07/01/2011
RIEMA has finalized a State Cyber Disruption Annex to the State Emergency Operations Plan. RIEMA and the RI State Police, Computer Crimes Unit worked jointly with the RI National Guard, and internet service providers, utility companies as well as other state/private stakeholders to develop the...
06/09/2011
Severe Thunderstorm Watch For All of RI Please be advised outdoor activities, sports, golf etc. may be exposed to lightning, high winds and large hail this evening. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for all of Rhode Island and the adjacent coastal waters until 10 pm*** A...