State Government Press Releases

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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...
01/20/2010
The aftermath of natural disasters often bring out the scammers and con artists. Here are five tips to avoid Haiti relief scams and make sure your donations make a difference. Within 24 hours of the Haitian earthquake, scammers were at work trying to profit from the disaster. The scams...
01/14/2010
The FBI today reminds Internet users who receive appeals to donate money in the aftermath of Tuesday’s earthquake in Haiti to apply a critical eye and do their due diligence before responding to those requests. Past tragedies and natural disasters have prompted individuals with criminal...
12/21/2009
This time of year can be dangerous for pets if we are not careful. Please take the time to make note of these safety tips. 1. Ingesting anti-freeze can be fatal for your dog or cat. It has a sweet taste and even a tiny amount can cause severe kidney damage and even death. If you spill some,...