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Congressman Jim Langevin receives The National Emergency Management Association 2017 Congressional Award

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 17:00:00 GMT

Congressman Jim Langevin receives The National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) 2017 Congressional Award Cranston, R.I— Today, U.S. Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) was presented with the National Emergency Management Association 2017 Congressional Award for his continuous support and...



State Urges Rhode Islanders to Prepare for the Winter Storm

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 09:45:00 GMT

Cranston, RI - The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) is alerting all Rhode Islanders that the National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning for Providence County from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and a Winter Storm Warning for the remainder of Rhode Island from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday.



Extreme Cold Temperatures Impacting Rhode Island

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 20:15:00 GMT

Extreme Cold Temperatures Impacting Rhode Island; Warming Centers Open Throughout State for Those in Need Cranston, RI - The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) is currently monitoring very cold temperatures impacting Rhode Island tonight and tomorrow. Rhode Islanders are urged to...



Media Advisory - Tropical Storm Hermine

Sat, 03 Sep 2016 14:00:00 GMT

DATE: September 3, 2016 SUBJECT: Tropical Storm Hermine Cranston, RI --- The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) is preparing for a Tropical Hermine anticipated to impact Rhode Island over the next couple of days. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a...



RIEMA to Host Free Disaster Preparedness Seminar for Senior Citizens

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 20:15:00 GMT

Contact: Armand Randolph (401) 462-7183 (401) 641-8269 www.riema.ri.gov RIEMA to Host Free Disaster Preparedness Seminar for Senior Citizens Cranston, RI—The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA), in partnership with the Rhode Island Department of Elderly Affairs (RIDEA),...



RIEMA Annual Preparedness Conference

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 14:30:00 GMT

Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency to Host Annual Preparedness Conference Cranston, RI—The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA), in conjunction with the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), the Rhode Island Association of Emergency Managers (RIAEM), and the...



RIEMA to Host Free Disaster Preparedness Seminar for East Providence Senior Citizens

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:45:00 GMT

Cranston, RI - The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA), in partnership with the City of East Providence, Rhode Island Division of Elderly Affairs (RIDEA), Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH), National Grid, Rhode Island Red Cross, and United Way 2-1-1 will host a free Disaster...



RIEMA to Host Free Disaster Preparedness Seminar for Pawtucket and Central Falls Senior Citizens

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 14:15:00 GMT

Cranston, RI - The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA), in partnership with the City of Pawtucket, the City of Central Falls, the Rhode Island Division of Elderly Affairs (RIDEA), the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH), Rhode Island Red Cross, and United Way 2-1-1 will host a...



RIEMA Urges Rhode Islanders to Prepare for the Atlantic Hurricane Season; Announces Hurricane Preparedness Initiatives

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 14:15:00 GMT

Cranston, RI - The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) advises Rhode Islanders to prepare for the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which begins June 1st and extends through November 30th. "The time to prepare for hurricane and tropical storm season is now," said Governor Gina...



State of Rhode Island Awarded Federal Disaster Declaration

Fri, 03 Apr 2015 22:15:00 GMT

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 â€" President Barack Obama today approved Rhode Island's request for a Major Disaster Declaration for the...



RIEMA's 2014 Hurricane and Preparedness Conference

Thu, 19 Jun 2014 20:15:00 GMT

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 â€" 4PM at the Crowne Plaza Hotel...



Flood Warning for Rhode Island

Sun, 30 Mar 2014 14:15:00 GMT

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...



RIEMA WEATHER ADVISORY

Tue, 25 Mar 2014 20:45:00 GMT

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...



RIDOT Receives a Delivery of Road Salt

Sat, 01 Mar 2014 21:15:00 GMT

For Immediate Release March 1, 2014 RIDOT Receives a Delivery of Road Salt Governor Chafee Urges Residents to Use Caution Providence, R.I.â€"Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation announced today that Rhode Island has started to receive deliveries of...



RIEMA WEATHER ADVISORY

Fri, 14 Feb 2014 23:30:00 GMT

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:...



WINTER STORM WARNING

Tue, 04 Feb 2014 19:15:00 GMT

Date: February 4, 2014 Re: Winter Storm Warning National Weather Service Issues Winter Storm Warning for Rhode Island Governor has announced Adverse Weather Policy on Wednesday February 5, 2014 The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency is alerting all Rhode Islanders that the...



RIEMA WEATHER ALERT

Tue, 21 Jan 2014 16:15:00 GMT

Date: January 20, 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 all of Rhode Island from 1pm Tuesday to 1pm Wednesday. TIMING Snow beginning midday...



RIEMA WEATHER ADVISORY

Fri, 03 Jan 2014 19:00:00 GMT

Date: January 3, 2014 Re: Wind Chill Advisory The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency is alerting all Rhode Islanders that there is Wind Chill Advisory for Providence County until 9 am Saturday morning. WINDS: Northwest 10 to 20 MPH with gusts up to 35 mph. Wind Chill...



Extreme Cold Precautions and Update of Current Warming Centers

Fri, 03 Jan 2014 12:15:00 GMT

RIEMA NEWS For Use: Immediately Date: January 3, 2014 Extreme Cold Precautions and Update of Current Warming Centers Rhode Islanders are urged to take precautions during extreme cold conditions. Colder than normal temperatures and wind chills are predicted for Rhode Island the next



Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announces State Government Adverse Weather

Thu, 02 Jan 2014 20:30:00 GMT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 2, 2014 Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announces State Government Adverse Weather Policy In Effect beginning Friday morning Governor Lincoln D. Chafee has announced that Rhode Island State Government will enact its adverse weather policy commencing Friday,...