State Government Press Releases

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06/25/2013
The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) announces that due to forecasted heat and humidity, the following communities have opened cooling centers: (Note: Additions to this list are notated by an asterisk.) Bristol Rogers Free Library; 525 Hope St.; Tues. Thurs., 9 a.m. 8 p.m.
06/25/2013
The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) announces that due to forecasted heat and humidity, the following communities have opened cooling centers: (Note: Additions to this list are notated by an asterisk.) Bristol Rogers Free Library; 525 Hope St.; Tues. Thurs., 9 a.m. 8 p.m.
06/24/2013
The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) announces that due to forecasted heat and humidity, the following communities have opened cooling centers: (Note: Additions to this list are notated by an asterisk.) Bristol *Rogers Free Library; 525 Hope St.; Mon. Thurs., 9 a.m. 8 p.m.
06/24/2013
The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) announces that due to forecasted heat and humidity, the following communities have opened cooling centers: Middletown Middletown Library; 700 West Main Rd.; Mon. Thurs., 9:30 a.m. 8 p.m. Narragansett Maury Loontjens Memorial Library;
06/14/2013
Situational Report The National Weather Service's (NWS) flood warning for areas in Kent and Providence counties around the Pawtuxet River at Cranston remains in effect until Saturday morning. There is moderate flooding occurring on the Pawtuxet River. The river is expected to crest at 11.2 feet...
06/14/2013
Hurricanes. Blizzards. Floods. Are you prepared? The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) wants to hear from you. The Rhode Island State Hazard Mitigation Plan must be updated every three years in order for the State to be eligible for Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funding...
06/13/2013
The National Weather Service's (NWS) flood warning for areas in Kent and Providence counties around the Pawtuxet River at Cranston remains in effect until Saturday morning. There is minor flooding occurring and forecasted for the Pawtuxet River. The river is expected to rise again tonight and...
05/31/2013
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has issued an Ozone Alert for Friday, May 31. All RIPTA bus routes (excluding special services) are free today.
04/15/2013
I was shocked and saddened to learn of the events that have taken place in Boston today. The thoughts and prayers of the people of our state are with the victims and their families and all of our neighbors in Massachusetts. Representatives of the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency,...
03/28/2013
FEMA/State Applicant Briefing The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency will be conducting joint FEMA/State Applicant briefings on April 3, April 10, and April 12, 2012. The briefings will be conducted from 10:00 AM 12:00 PM. All five counties in Rhode Island were declared major...