State Government Press Releases

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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...
10/05/2010
Small Business Conference Thursday, October 7, 2010 “If I only knew before the flood what I learned today” 8:30 – 12 noon at the Radisson Hotel, 2081 Post Road in Warwick, RI Research shows that 40% of small businesses fail following a natural or manmade disaster. With the right...
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.