State Government Press Releases

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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...
03/22/2010
Latest Update From National Weather Service We expect 1.5 to 2.5 inches of rain over much of southern New England, including southwest New Hampshire. Lesser amounts of around an inch appear likely along the Connecticut River Valley itself and across Cape Cod and the Islands. The area that...
03/18/2010
The Town of West Warwick has requested that the Red Cross reopen the shelter in Roberts Manor at 62 Roberts Street in West Warwick. The shelter will be located in the community room. Those individuals who are still unable to sleep in their homes due to the recent flooding are welcome to sleep in...
03/16/2010
Call 211 With Flooding Questions RIEMA Executive Director J. David Smith along with the below mentioned Mayors and Town Managers of the most heavily flooded communities are recommending that those most affected by the recent storm and subsequent flooding should call 2-1-1 with any questions....
03/15/2010
PRESS CONFERENCE AT 4:00PM There will be a Press Conference at 4:00PM in Schofield to update the media on the latest developments regarding the record setting flooding in the region. Addressing the media will be RIEMA Executive Director J. David Smith and representatives from DEM, DOT,...
02/23/2010
The National Weather Service is calling for Winter Storm Watches for northern Connecticut, northwest Rhode Island, the lower elevations of southwest Massachusetts along the I-91 corridor, and the I-93 region from Manchester and Nashua New Hampshire to the Merrimack Valley corridor northwest of...
01/29/2010
When wind chills fall to -15 degrees, exposed skin can freeze in 30 minutes The coldest air of the season thus far will be over our State for the next 36 hours. At 8:00 AM Temperatures across the State ranged from around +8 F in the Hills to around +16 F at the coast with Wind Chills ranging...