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Friday, October, 21, 2022

Providence Emergency Management Agency to Conduct Test of Port of Providence Emergency Siren Warning System

Providence Emergency Management Agency and Port partners to conduct annual drill of emergency evacuation system at Port of Providence Friday, October 21, 2022 PROVIDENCE, RI – The Providence Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) will conduct the annual Port Evacuation Drill which includes a test activation of the Port of Providence Emergency Siren Warning System (PPESWS) at […]

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Wednesday, August, 03, 2022

Heat Advisory Issued for City of Providence, Providence Coordinates Emergency Cooling Centers and Extends Water Park and Pool Hours

Officials Urge Residents to Exercise Caution During Extreme Heat Conditions Wednesday, August 3, 2022 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, the Providence Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and the Providence Recreation Department today announced that, due to the heat advisory and dangerously high extreme temperatures expected in the city, Providence’s water parks and pools will […]

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Friday, July, 22, 2022

City of Providence Extends Opening of Emergency Cooling Centers and Water Parks Through Sunday

Officials Urge Residents to Exercise Caution During Extreme Heat Conditions Friday, July 22, 2022 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, the Providence Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and the Providence Recreation Department today announced that due to continued extreme heat conditions, cooling centers and water parks will remain open through Sunday. Earlier this week, the […]

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Monday, July, 18, 2022

Providence Extends Water Park and Pool Hours, Coordinates Emergency Cooling Centers During Heat Advisory

Officials Urge Residents to Exercise Caution During Extreme Heat Conditions Monday, July 18, 2022 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, the Providence Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and the Providence Recreation Department today announced updates due to the anticipated heat advisory. With dangerously high temperatures expected in the city, Providence’s water parks and pools will […]

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Wednesday, May, 25, 2022

City of Providence Breaks Ground on Elmwood Community Center Renovations

Providence invests $3.25 million to make significant upgrades to local community center Wednesday, May 25, 2022 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Providence City Councilwoman Carmen Castillo (Ward 9), State Senator Ana Quezada (Dist. 2), State Representative Grace Diaz (Dist. 11), members of the City’s Public Property team and community members broke ground today on […]

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Friday, May, 20, 2022

Providence Cooling Centers Open with High Temperatures Expected

Officials urge residents to exercise caution ahead of high heat conditions; provide safety tips, locations and schedules of cooling centers Friday, May 20, 2022 Providence, RI- Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced that Providence Cooling Centers will be opening Saturday, May 21 to help residents keep cool with high temperatures, high humidity and high […]

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Friday, February, 25, 2022

City of Providence Launches “Community Academy” Civic Education Program

City accepting applications for pilot program that will familiarize residents with City services Friday, February 25, 2022 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge Elorza and members of the African American Ambassadors Education Reform Subgroup today announced applications are now being accepted to participate in Providence Community Academy, a new civic education pilot program that will familiarize […]

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Friday, January, 14, 2022

Providence Residents Urged to Exercise Caution Ahead of Frigid Weekend Conditions

Friday, January 14, 2022 PROVIDENCE, RI – Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza and Providence Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) Director Clara Decerbo are warning residents to take precautions as dangerously cold temperatures and high winds are forecasted for Friday evening through Saturday. In these predicted temperatures, frostbite can occur on exposed skin in as little as ten […]

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Monday, January, 10, 2022

Providence Residents Urged to Exercise Caution Ahead of Frigid Conditions

Monday, January 10, 2022 PROVIDENCE, RI – Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza and Providence Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) Director Clara Decerbo are warning residents to take precautions as low temperatures and low and chills are forecasted for Monday evening through Wednesday. Prolonged exposure to extreme cold weather can cause hypothermia and frostbite. PEMA is urging residents […]

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