State Government Press Releases

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07/17/2015
Cranston, RI Governor Gina Raimondo and members of her cabinet today took part in a briefing and discussion about hurricane preparedness and response, hosted by the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency. The purpose of the briefing was to bring together the Governor's Emergency Policy...
07/16/2015
Cranston, RI The National Weather Service will be hosting a series of Hurricane Preparedness Workshops, with the first to be held at Salve Regina University in Newport, RI. "With a challenging winter behind us and a beautiful summer well underway, it can be easy to forget about storm...
06/01/2015
Cranston, RI—The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) advises Rhode Islanders to prepare for the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which begins June 1st and extends through November 30th. "We may not know exactly what Mother Nature will bring this year," said Governor Gina Raimondo. "
05/21/2015
Cranston, RI— On May 1, 2015, the Town of Charlestown became the eighth community to gain entrance into FEMA's Community Rating System (CRS) in the State of Rhode Island. The CRS, which is a component of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), is a voluntary program that recognizes and...
05/13/2015
Cranston, RI—On May 13, 2015, the National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning for all of Rhode Island, except Block Island, to be in effect from 12 PM – 6 PM due to dry weather and gusty winds resulting in critical fire weather conditions. A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire...
04/03/2015
State of Rhode Island Awarded Federal Disaster Declaration Stemming From January Blizzard Contact: Armand Randolph (401) 462-7183 External Affairs www.riema.ri.gov Cranston, RI – President Barack Obama today approved Rhode Island's request for a Major Disaster Declaration for the...
06/19/2014
RIEMA NEWS For Use: Immediately Date: June 19, 2014 RIEMA's 2014 Hurricane and Preparedness Conference The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) will be hosting its annual Hurricane & Preparedness Conference on June 20th from 8AM – 4PM at the Crowne Plaza Hotel...
03/30/2014
RIEMA NEWS For Use: Immediately Date: March 30, 2014 National Weather Service Issues Flood Warning for Rhode Island The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency is alerting all Rhode Islanders that the National Weather Service has issued the following: - Flash Flood Warning for...
03/25/2014
Date: March 25, 2014 Re: Weather Advisory The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency is alerting all Rhode Islanders that the National Weather Service (NWS) has issued the following weather advisories and storm warning: - Winter Weather Advisory for Newport County from...
02/14/2014
Date: February 14, 2014 Re: Winter Storm Warning The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency is alerting all Rhode Islanders that the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the entire state from 10am Saturday, February 15, until 5am Sunday, February 16. TIMING: ...