State Government Press Releases

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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.
08/19/2009
MARINERS NEED TO PAY ATTENTION TO ADVISORIES The National Weather Service is asking all marine interests to pay close attention to their latest advisories on Hurricane Bill. Our biggest concerns at this time are the likelihood of widespread rip currents at area beaches and rough seas along...
08/18/2009
PREPAREDNESS STARTS WITH YOU As we track Hurricane Bill. It is important for all Rhode Islanders to be prepared for the possibility of dealing with a major hurricane. Make sure you have enough non perishable food and water, prescription medications, sufficient fuel for your vehicle, and all...
07/24/2009
Boston,Mass. – The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate met today with emergency managers from across New England and employees in Boston’s FEMA Region I office to discuss the importance of public preparedness and how partners...
07/02/2009
Executive Director J. David Smith is asking RI motorists in the Westerly RI area to be extremely cautious while driving. Director Smith stated that he has received numerous reports of automobiles stranded in dangerously high water levels. Police reports some of the vehicles contained small children.