State Government Press Releases

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07/07/2021
The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) is closely monitoring the path of Tropical Storm Elsa and its potential impact on the state. RIEMA receives updates four times a day from the National Weather Service (NWS) in Norton, MA. We then pass along the information to local emergency...
04/15/2021
Home fires in Rhode Island have increased 40% compared to this time last year. That's why the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency is joining with the American Red Cross in a program to prevent home fires. Sound the Alarm Prepare-a-thon is a volunteer effort to educate communities about how...
12/23/2020
External Affairs Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency Press Release Contact: Kristina Murray (401) 536-5248 Cell www.riema.ri.gov STATE OF RHODE ISLAND EXPECTING SIGNIFICANT STORM WITH DAMAGING WINDS For Use: Immediately Date: 12/23/2020 Re: ...
12/16/2020
The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) is preparing for a significant snowstorm expected to impact the state starting late Wednesday into Thursday. A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Providence and Kent Counties beginning Wednesday, December 16th at 7:00pm to 1pm December...
11/12/2019
State of Rhode Island Offers...
09/20/2019
The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency is proud to announce the awarding of $150,000 in federal grant money under the FY2019 Department of Homeland Security Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) to five nonprofits in the state. NSGP provides funding support for physical security...
11/08/2018
Joint Press release Contact: Contact: Steven Florio Kristina Murray (401) 256-5511 Office/VP (401) 462-7063 steven.florio@cdhh.ri....
10/23/2018
External Affairs Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency Press Release Contact: Kristina Murray (401) 536-5248 Cell (401) 462-7063 Office www.riema.ri.gov State of Rhode Island to Host International Emergency Management Group For Use: Immediately Date: October 23-...
09/27/2018
Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency Press Release Contact: Kristina Murray (401) 536-5248 Cell (401) 462-7063 Office www.riema.ri.gov STATE OF RHODE ISLAND TO PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS TEST For Use: Immediately Date: September 27, 2018 Re: WEA and EAS...
09/17/2018
External Affairs Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency Press Release Contact: Kristina Murray (401) 536-5248 Cell (401) 462-7063 Office www.riema.ri.gov Nationwide Test of Emergency Communications Postponed For Use: Immediately Date: 9/17/2018 Re: Wireless...