State Government Press Releases

Page 20 of 26
02/02/2011
Cranston- With forecasters predicting another significant winter weather event for Saturday, RI Emergency Management officials are warning that roof collapse incidents may increase. To date, a number of building structures have collapsed in Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts. The...
02/01/2011
General Messages (RIEMA) • THE MOST SIGNIFICANT ISSUE WE FACE WITH THIS EVENT IS THE HIGH PROBABLITLIY OF ICE AND SLEET • ICE AND SLEET EVENTS BRING WITH THEM UNIQUE CHALLENGES THAT REQUIRE DIFFERENT RESPONSE SCENARIOS THAN THE SNOW EVENTS WE HAVE BEEN DEALING WITH • COMMUTERS SHOULD...
02/01/2011
The National Weather Service for RI is predicting a staggered snow event ending by mid-day tomorrow. All of Rhode Island can expect approximately 3-6 inches of snow by the time the storm ends tomorrow. Significantly, the storm will come in two distinct phases, the first ending this evening and...
02/01/2011
The National Weather Service for RI is predicting a staggered snow event ending by mid-day tomorrow. All of Rhode Island can expect approximately 3-6 inches of snow by the time the storm ends tomorrow. Significantly, the storm will come in two distinct phases, the first ending this evening and...
01/31/2011
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch throughout the state of Rhode Island from 12:42 pm today, until 1:00 am on February 3rd. We are expecting snow to start around 5:00 am Tuesday morning and continue throughout the day. Snowfall will be moderate, but could reach up to an...
01/27/2011
IMPORTANT: Residents should use extreme 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 overexert themselves and should take frequent breaks from shoveling.
01/26/2011
The National Weather Service, as of 12 noon, has significantly changed today’s winter storm advisory for RI. All of Rhode Island can expect approximately 10 inches of snow by the time the storm ends; which is now expected to be between 5 and 7 am tomorrow morning. The storm is going to...
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...