State Government Press Releases

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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...
03/28/2011
Red Flag Warning for RHODE ISLAND URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA 404 AM EDT MON MAR 28 2011 ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM EDT THIS EVENING... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A RED...
03/16/2011
Statement by U.S. Ambassador John V. Roos The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the Department of Energy and other technical experts in the U.S. Government have reviewed the scientific and technical information they have collected from assets in country, as well as what...
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...