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State of Rhode Island StormReady Achievement


All 39 Cities and Towns to Receive Honor from the National Weather Service

What: The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) is pleased to announce that Rhode Island is the first state in the country to have all municipalities recognized as StormReady by the National Weather Service. To achieve this designation, all 39 cities and towns completed a 6-point plan to manage severe weather. A celebratory photo with Governor Gina Raimondo will be taken to honor this achievement with representatives from all 39 cities and towns holding signs saying they are StormReady.

When: Friday, February 2, 2018 3:45 P.M. 4:15 P. M.

4:15PM - Photo with Gov. Raimondo and Dr. Louis Uccellini on the Rotunda Landing and Staircase

Who: 1. Director Peter Gaynor, Master of Ceremonies 2. Dr. Louis Uccellini, Director of National Weather Service 3. Jason Tuell, National Weather Service Eastern Region Director 4. Robert Thompson, National Weather Service, Taunton Meteorologist-in-Charge

Where: State House Rotunda Staircase Providence, RI

Contact: Kristina Murray, RIEMA (401) 536-5248 - Cell (401) 462-7063 - Office

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