09.02.11 Update: If you have downed trees that need clearing on your property, help is available. Call United Way 2-1-1 in Rhode Island by simply dialing 2-1-1 from any phone, from any location within Rhode Island, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to ask for assistance. United Way 2-1-1 in Rhode Island is coordinating calls for assistance. They are working with Serve Rhode Island, who is recruiting volunteers to help in this work. Priority will be given to seniors, the disabled and people with special needs.
For more information contact Chris Medici, at United Way of Rhode Island,
With hurricane season well underway, Lt. Governor Roberts urges Rhode Islanders to take steps to protect their families in the event of a hurricane. Residents are strongly encouraged to develop and review a family emergency plan to ensure that everyone knows exactly what to do if severe weather strikes. It’s also important to create an emergency kit, a critically important tool for families, with enough supplies to last 72 hours.
The Rhode Island Emergency Management Advisory Council with its partners RIEMA, local EMA's and first responders are ready to respond before, during and after a hurricane hits our area. However, there are important steps individuals can take now to keep their families safe. Preparedness will go a long way towards helping you make safe decisions during an emergency when seconds count.
Important Emergency Resources: