State Government Press Releases

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08/04/2015
Cranston, RI The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA), Department of Health (RIDOH), Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM), and Department of Transportation (RIDOT) are urging Rhode Islanders to prepare for upcoming severe weather and to continue using caution in the wake of...
08/04/2015
Cranston, RI The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) is urging Rhode Islanders to use caution in the wake of the severe thunderstorm that occurred early Tuesday, August 4. A severe thunderstorm containing strong winds, torrential rains, and even hail, passed through the State of...
07/29/2015
Cranston, RI The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) announces that due to forecasted heat and humidity, the following communities will have cooling centers open to the public for those who need to seek shelter from extreme heat. If you do not see you community listed, visit the...
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...
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: ...