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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...



RIEMA to Host Free Disaster Preparedness Seminar for Warwick Senior Citizens

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 14:00:00 GMT

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



RIEMA Announces Preparedness Grant Funding Opportunity

Mon, 14 Mar 2016 19:00:00 GMT

Cranston, RI - The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) is announcing Preparedness Grant funding opportunities from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) for State, local, and tribal governments, as well as nonprofit...



RIEMA Announces Power Resiliency Initiative for Rhode Island's Critical Healthcare Facilities

Tue, 01 Mar 2016 17:00:00 GMT

Cranston, RI - The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) is announcing the development of a program that addresses the emergency power needs of critical healthcare facilities in Rhode Island. The program, titled Powered for Patients, is a non-profit public-private initiative that aims



Extreme Cold Temperatures Expected to Impact Rhode Island; Warming Centers to Open Throughout State for Those in Need

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 18:00:00 GMT

Cranston, RI - The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) is currently monitoring the risk for very cold temperatures expected to impact Southern New England this weekend. Rhode Islanders are urged to prepare now as arctic air will overspread Rhode Island beginning Saturday, February 13,...



Joint Information Center Operations Announced by Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency

Mon, 08 Feb 2016 13:30:00 GMT

Contact: Armand Randolph (401) 641-8269 www.riema.ri.gov Cranston, RI- The Rhode Island Emergency Agency announced that it will open its Joint Information Center (JIC) for media members today, Monday, February 8, 2016, at 8:30 AM to assist with the State's Emergency Operations Center. The...



State Urges Rhode Islanders to Prepare for Winter Storm

Sun, 07 Feb 2016 21:30:00 GMT

Cranston, RI - The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) is alerting all Rhode Islanders that the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for all of Rhode Island to be in effect Monday morning, February 8, until Tuesday morning, February 9. "My first priority is...



Joint Information Center Established by Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency to Assist With Winter Storm Operations

Sat, 23 Jan 2016 17:30:00 GMT

Cranston, RI - The Rhode Island Emergency Agency (RIEMA) announced that it will open its Joint Information Center (JIC) for media members today, Saturday, January 23, 2016, at 12 PM to assist with the State's Emergency Operations Center. The JIC will stay open until the end of winter storm...



State Urges Rhode Islanders to Prepare for Weekend Winter Storm

Fri, 22 Jan 2016 18:30:00 GMT

Cranston, RI - The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) is alerting all Rhode Islanders that the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Newport and Washington Counties to be in effect Saturday morning, January 23, until Sunday morning, January 24. "My number one



RIEMA to Host Free Disaster Preparedness Seminar for Senior Citizens

Mon, 11 Jan 2016 15:15:00 GMT

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



RIEMA Promulgates State Shelter Plan in Time for Winter Season

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 19:15:00 GMT

Cranston, RI - The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) has recently signed and promulgated the State of Rhode Island's Shelter and Coordination Plan, which formalizes common sheltering practices that were set in place by previous plans and sheltering efforts. The Plan is intended to



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...