State Government Press Releases

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01/25/2011
Rhode Island Emergency Agency (RIEMA) is preparing once again for another winter storm. We ask that you too begin preparations for winter weather that is expected to overspread the area beginning between 3 and 4 pm Wednesday afternoon and affect us overnight and into mid-morning on Thursday. The...
01/20/2011
Dangerous Cold Weather This Weekend Sub Zero Temperatures Expected Pets Should Not be Exposed to These Temps for More Than 20 Minutes According to Dr. Scott Marshall If you Lose Heat For Any Reason Please Call 211 Operators Will be Standing By To Help You Find Warm Shelter Some Tips...
01/18/2011
Heavy Rain and Snow May Increase Chance for Roof Collapse There may be a longer period of sleet and freezing rain across the interior of Rhode Island lasting until mid afternoon hours due to the deep snow cover keeping surface temperatures much lower. The Providence metro area should...
01/18/2011
RIEMA Executive Director J.D. Smith Asked Citizens this morning To Please “Help Public Works Officials by Keeping Storm Drains Open In Your Neighborhood. If the Heavy Rain Can’t Drain Properly, Flooding Conditions May Occur. Pedestrians Should Be Aware that Ice May Be Present Under The Snow You...
01/18/2011
The National Weather Service has expanded the Winter Storm Warning, mainly for ice, further south and east to include Windham County in northeast Connecticut, northwest Providence County in Rhode Island, and essentially the rest of interior Massachusetts west and north of route 128. ...
01/12/2011
When the Storm is Over Residents should use 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 over exert themselves and should take frequent breaks from...
01/11/2011
RHODE ISLAND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (RIEMA) WINTER STORM INFORMATION Cranston, RI --- The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) is preparing for a major winter storm anticipated to impact Rhode Island commencing in the very early morning hours tomorrow, January 12, 2011. The...
12/26/2010
National Weather Service Says Travel After 4:00PM Today Will Be Near Impossible RIEMA Executive Director J. David Smith is asking all RI residents to “Please stay off the highways after 4:00PM. Driving conditions will be near impossible due to the high winds and rapid accumulation of snow....
11/23/2010
While the Thanksgiving holiday is joyous, it can also be a perfect time for more accidents to occur, especially fire-related accidents. Executive Director J. David Smith urged all Rhode Islanders to” think safety first as they enjoy this holiday.” Fire accidents are frightfully common during...
10/14/2010
Smoke Over Metro Providence Area Should Dissipate Over the Next Few Hours Due to the warehouse fires in the greater Pawtucket/Providence Metro area from overnight into this morning smoke is being trapped due to the atmospheric weather conditions inversions which puts a blanket over the...