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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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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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Monday, August, 23, 2021

Providence Emergency Management Agency earns re-accreditation from Emergency Management Accreditation Program

Providence, RI – Providence Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) was recently granted full re-accreditation by the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) upon recommendation by the Program Review Committee. “Emergency management accreditation is a significant achievement and I commend PEMA Director Clara Decerbo and her team for their extraordinary efforts and dedication working towards this goal,” said […]

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Monday, January, 27, 2020

CERT training – I saw a man that needed help

On January 6th, Michael Markovic helped an elderly man who collapsed off a motor cart while shopping at a grocery store in Warwick, Rhode Island. While walking through the aisles, Michael noticed a man on the floor and immediately knew he needed to act. Michael says he knew what to do because of the Community Emergency […]

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Tuesday, April, 16, 2019

PEMA to conduct temporary shelter exercise at PCTA

Providence, RI: The Providence Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) will hold a one-day, multi-agency shelter exercise at the Providence Career and Technical Academy (PCTA) on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Functional Shelter Exercise designated “Operation Fallout Shelter” will test the prepared emergency response to an unplanned disaster that causes the […]

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Friday, March, 22, 2019

Public Comment Requested on City Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan

The City of Providence is currently finalizing the 2019 update to the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan that will help the City plan for future hazards that may impact the Providence community. The Local Hazard Mitigation Committee is seeking public comments on the draft plan in order to incorporate the insights and suggestions of the Providence community. […]

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