State Government Press Releases

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09/07/2010
Text Don’t Phone During The Storm Texting uses an analog system that allows messages to be stored if lines are overloaded and eventually be delivered, assuming communications towers are standing. It is essential to minimize calls or texts to allow emergency responders to access existing...
08/31/2010
Preparedness Is Everyone’s Responsibility Hurricane Earl Bears Watching Now that we have experienced a very real disaster with the recent flooding, maybe it’s about time we took preparedness seriously. Every home and business should have a basic emergency supply kit that could be used for...
07/16/2010
Traffic Advisory For Afternoon Drive Time A cold front is in far western New York and making its way eastward. This line is moving to the East at 25 - 30 MPH. Before the arrival of these storms later this afternoon, mostly sunny skies should allow temperatures to rise into the...
07/06/2010
DANGEROUS HEAT INDICES EXPECTED TODAY HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM EDT THIS EVENING A HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM EDT THIS EVENING. THIS HEAT ADVISORY IS FOR ALL OF RHODE ISLAND EXCEPT FOR NEWPORT COUNTY AND BLOCK ISLAND. ...
07/06/2010
CRANSTON, RI – With the extremely hot weather that Rhode Island is presently experiencing, the Rhode Island 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. “We are asking all...
04/19/2010
You Must Register Before May 28, 2010 Although more than 20,000 residents in Rhode Island have registered for state/federal assistance to date, state and federal officials overseeing the recovery effort are concerned that many more eligible households are missing out on needed assistance.
04/16/2010
Executive Director J. David Smith of The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency is encouraging those who are still in need of clean up services resulting from the recent flooding to call 211 to sign up for free clean up services. This service is currently being offered by RI’s volunteer partners.
04/05/2010
Register Now: * Don’t wait. Homeowners, renters and business owners who suffered disaster-related damage or loss should call the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) registration line at 800-621-FEMA (3362) or 800-462-7585 for the hearing- or speech impaired. Online registration is...
04/02/2010
The Division of State Fire Marshal and the State Building Code Commission are establishing joint task force in response to the floods that took place in our State this last week. Understanding that local fire inspection and building inspection resources will be stretched to the limit...
03/22/2010
“RIEMA will be closely monitoring the potential for flooding from upcoming heavy rains. It is expected that we can expect at least one inch up to 2.5 inches of rain starting late this afternoon and continuing through tomorrow” stated RIEMA Executive Director J. D. Smith. The heaviest rain will...