State Government Press Releases

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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...
06/09/2011
From The National Weather Service Several factors are coming together for more severe thunderstorms mid afternoon into early evening. The main concern is for straight line wind damage and large hail. Very heavy downpours could also cause local urban and poor drainage flooding. We could see...
06/08/2011
With the extremely hot weather the State is presently experiencing, the RI Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) is advising people to be cautious during this period of extreme heat, and is offering some tips to help keep cool and safe. AIR QUALITY ALERT - HEALTH ADVISORY All regular RIPTA...
06/08/2011
This Advisory From The National Weather Service There is some potential for severe thunderstorms late this afternoon or evening. There remains the potential for more widespread severe thunderstorms during Thursday afternoon and evening. Severe weather potential for late this afternoon and/...
05/23/2011
RIEMA URGES ALL RESIDENTS TO BE PREPARED FOR This UPCOMING HURRICANE SEASON May 22 thru May 28 has been designated as Hurricane Preparedness Week Hurricanes are among the most dramatic, damaging and potentially deadly weather events. The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal...
03/31/2011
New StormSmart Coasts website provides information on preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery efforts As last year's flooding and this year's blizzards have demonstrated, Rhode Island cities and towns must be prepared to respond before storms hit to protect people and property. ...
03/28/2011
The Great Flood: One Year Later WHAT: Community leaders will gather to commemorate the one year anniversary of the flood. Video footage of flood damage will be shown. Speakers will highlight the community’s response to the flood as well as recognize the outstanding efforts of the people who are...