State Government Press Releases

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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,...
12/19/2009
The Latest Advisory From The National Weather Service A Blizzard Warning is in effect now for much of Rhode Island and southeast Massachusetts. This includes all coastal areas, but has recently been expanded to include Providence, RI; Taunton, MA; Brockton, MA …all of Bristol and Plymouth...
12/11/2009
On December 5 and 6, 2009 six K-9 teams from the Rhode Island Urban Search and Rescue Team responded to the Lakehurst Navel Air Station in Lakehurst New Jersey to participate in the Canine Disaster Type I and Type II certification tests. The Type I Canine Evaluation is the highest...
10/20/2009
Top FEMA Official To Visit RI Elementary School Timothy W. Manning, Deputy Administrator for National Preparedness at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, will visit the Marieville Elementary School on Mineral Spring Ave. in North Providence. He will arrive at 10:30 AM on Thursday,...
09/25/2009
Warwick, R.I. – Sept. 24, 2009: The Federal Emergency Management Agency in partnership with The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency will launch a Web site created to help educate and energize fourth and fifth grade students to lead their families in implementing key preparedness strategies to...
09/17/2009
Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs Friday, September 18, a new movie based on the popular children’s book will open in theatres statewide. “The land of “Chew and swallow” presents weather disasters in a light and interesting way” stated Carole Zona, a fourth grade teacher at Marieville...
09/14/2009
Rhode Island Department of Health, Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency Host Pandemic Influenza & Special Needs Leadership Training Program The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) and the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) have joined forces to host the Pandemic...
08/27/2009
TROPICAL STORM DANNY FORMS IN THE CARIBBEAN. FORECAST TO THREATEN NEW ENGLAND THIS WEEKEND…3to8 Inches of Rain Possible At 11:00 AM the center of Tropical Storm (T.S.) Danny was located at 24.9 North 70.3 West with maximum sustained winds of 45 MPH. Danny is moving to the West Northwest at...
08/21/2009
As of this afternoon, the greatest concerns for coastal Rhode Island will be the increasing rip current risk from Hurricane Bill’s swells. Bill has already created some swell activity that will increase during the day. Very dangerous rip currents are expected along exposed beaches during...
08/20/2009
Ocean Conditions And Heavy Rains From Bill Remain Major Concern The latest from The National Weather Service RE: Hurricane Bill Conditions will become increasingly dangerous off the southeast New England coastline during the day on Saturday and peaking late Saturday night into Sunday morning.