State Government Press Releases

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Flu is now widespread in Rhode Island. For information on the flu and where you can get a flu vaccination, visit http://www.health.ri.gov/flu/about/vaccination/
Time is running out for anyone hit with losses from Hurricane Sandy to seek state-federal disaster recovery assistance. The deadline to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency is Monday, January 14. "Don't assume you wouldn't qualify for assistance," said FEMA's Federal...
Rhode Island senior citizens who receive federal disaster assistance for losses due to Hurricane Sandy will still be able to receive all their other federal benefits-and they need not worry about having to pay any additional taxes. "We want to assist seniors affected by Hurricane Sandy," said...
The National Weather Service (NWS) has upgraded the weather outlook for Rhode Island to a winter storm warning. The warning is in effect for the entire state until 7 a.m. Sunday. The forecast for total snow accumulation remains at four inches to eight inches. Snow is expected to be heaviest and...
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter storm watch for all of Rhode Island from Saturday morning until Sunday morning. The current prediction for snow accumulation in Rhode Island is 4 to 8 inches. The snow is expected to begin mid to late morning on Saturday, and the heaviest and...
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter weather advisory for all of Rhode Island from 10 p.m. Monday until 10 a.m. Tuesday. NWS is predicting 1" 2" of snow with traces of ice possible. The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) reminds everyone that untreated roads...
Today is the first day of winter, and temperatures are predicted to fall by the beginning of next week. The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) reminds all Rhode Islanders that it is important to be prepared for winter weather. "In addition to winter weather hazards like snow and...
Federal and state recovery specialists urge Rhode Islanders affected by Hurricane Sandy to be careful and smart about rebuilding. Be careful about hiring contractors and be smart about improving your property's resistance to future floods. The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Rhode...
Disasters complicate the lives of survivors in many ways. Property damage is obvious, but disasters like Hurricane Sandy have less visible effects. Coping with the trauma and stress of the disaster and recovery process can be a challenge. Rhode Islanders feeling anxious or overwhelmed by...
The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) announces that Rhode Islanders who live in Newport or Washington Counties and sustained damages or losses from Hurricane Sandy can now register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to determine eligibility for assistance. "Many...