State Government Press Releases

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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...
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...