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STORM SURGE: By 2065, a 100-year storm surge would damage approximately 13,736 homes in Warwick, Barrington, Narragansett, South Kingstown and North Kingstown, representing more than half of all homes in Rhode Island’s 21 coastal communities, according to the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council. / COURTESY R.I. COASTAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT COUNCIL

The CRMC says parts of coastal R.I. could soon be underwater...

(Editor’s note: This is the second of a three-part series exploring Rhode Island’s vulnerability to coastal flooding and what businesses, property owners and local communities...

R.I. first state in nation to be recognized as StormReady by...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is the first state in the country to have all municipalities recognized as StormReady by the National Weather Service.According to...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE issued a flood warning for all of Rhode Island and Massachusetts ahead of Friday's warm weather and expected rain. / COURTESY NWS

NWS issues Friday flood warning for R.I., Mass.

PROVIDENCE – The National Weather Service issued a flood watch for all Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass., due to impending rain and warm...
A PLOW TRUCK CLEARING THE ROADS on Elmwood Ave. in Cranston. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ROB BORKOWSKI

Blizzard conditions shut down RIPTA operations; power outages reported

PROVIDENCE - Thursday’s winter storm continues to shut down services in Rhode Island.The R.I. Public Transit Authority said suspended all service at 2 p.m.The...
THURSDAY'S SNOW STORM is expected to bring up to 12 inches of snow. Above, a snowstorm in Providence in January 2015. / PBN FILE PHOTO/FRANK MULLIN

R.I. officials urge caution during Thursday winter storm

PROVIDENCE – As Thursday’s storm nears Rhode Island, state officials are urging caution.The storm is expected to begin in the area at about 1...
THE R.I. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY HAS CHOSEN FIRSTNET – the First Responder Network Authority, a part of the U.S. Department of Commerce – to provide a wireless broadband communications network for Rhode Island's public safety personnel.

State to join FirstNet national emergency communication network

CRANSTON — The R.I. Emergency Management Agency announced that the state will accept the plan from First Responder Network Authority and AT&T to provide...
THE R.I. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY has earned accreditation from the Emergency Management Accreditation Program.

R.I. Emergency Management Agency earns accreditation

CRANSTON – The R.I. Emergency Management Agency was awarded national accreditation from the Emergency Management Accreditation Program, joining 35 other states in the nation,...
U.S. SEN. JACK F. REED announced a $126,607 grant to help first responders in Rhode Island be better prepared for hazardous materials emergencies. / COURTESY OFFICE OF U.S. SEN. JACK F. REED

RIEMA receives $126.6K federal grant

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Emergency Management Agency received a $126,607 Hazardous Emergency Preparedness grant, U.S. Sen. Jack F. Reed announced Friday.The grant comes from...
STAYING AFLOAT: Mark A. Male, left, executive vice president of the Independent Insurance Agents of Rhode Island, speaks with Sean Donaghey, senior vice president, state account executive. Male thinks flood-insurance rates will increase due to recent hurricanes. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Hurricanes leave R.I. bracing for rate hikes

Rhode Islanders with flood insurance are bracing for rate increases in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, as questions again are being raised...
Several R.I. businesses and government agencies announced an emergency disaster allaince for cooperation between public and private sectors in the lead up, during, and the aftermath of disasters in the state. /COURTESY RIABR

R.I. departments, companies to form Rhode Island Alliance for Business Resilience

PROVIDENCE - Several Rhode Island companies and government agencies have joined together to form the Rhode Island Alliance for Business Resilience, the R.I. Emergency...
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