State Government Press Releases

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03/09/2011
A higher education safety preparedness seminar, March 10 Speakers from Virginia Tech will discuss what they’ve learned about emergency management and campus safety since the 2007 shootings. The event is part of a full-scale exercise that will continue this summer. It can happen anywhere…and...
02/11/2011
RIEMA’S Joseph Cournoyer Honored By 2-1-1 at State House “February 11 is National 2-1-1 Day. 2-1-1 reaches approximately 246 million people (82% of the total U.S. population) in 47 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, And, here in Rhode Island, we're working hard to help people...
02/04/2011
Heavy Snow Loads By Curt A. Gooch Senior Extension Associate Cornell University The recent accumulation of snow in many areas throughout New England has caused some agricultural buildings to fail. Failure can be the result of several items linked to the snow load present on the building. These...
02/04/2011
Cranston- Numerous media advisories have called attention to the threat of roof collapse caused by accumulating snow and ice. The combination of snow and ice have created weight load on roofs that may exceed the design limitations of some structures. State, local and private subject matter...
02/02/2011
Cranston- With forecasters predicting another significant winter weather event for Saturday, RI Emergency Management officials are warning that roof collapse incidents may increase. To date, a number of building structures have collapsed in Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts. The...
02/01/2011
General Messages (RIEMA) • THE MOST SIGNIFICANT ISSUE WE FACE WITH THIS EVENT IS THE HIGH PROBABLITLIY OF ICE AND SLEET • ICE AND SLEET EVENTS BRING WITH THEM UNIQUE CHALLENGES THAT REQUIRE DIFFERENT RESPONSE SCENARIOS THAN THE SNOW EVENTS WE HAVE BEEN DEALING WITH • COMMUTERS SHOULD KNOW...
02/01/2011
The National Weather Service for RI is predicting a staggered snow event ending by mid-day tomorrow. All of Rhode Island can expect approximately 3-6 inches of snow by the time the storm ends tomorrow. Significantly, the storm will come in two distinct phases, the first ending this evening and...
02/01/2011
The National Weather Service for RI is predicting a staggered snow event ending by mid-day tomorrow. All of Rhode Island can expect approximately 3-6 inches of snow by the time the storm ends tomorrow. Significantly, the storm will come in two distinct phases, the first ending this evening and...
01/31/2011
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch throughout the state of Rhode Island from 12:42 pm today, until 1:00 am on February 3rd. We are expecting snow to start around 5:00 am Tuesday morning and continue throughout the day. Snowfall will be moderate, but could reach up to an...
01/27/2011
IMPORTANT: Residents should use extreme caution when digging out from the storm. Excessive snow shoveling can cause a range of health problems, from back injuries to heart attack, if not done in moderation. Residents should not overexert themselves and should take frequent breaks from shoveling.