Author Archive: samadams

2019-2020 Membership renewals now due

The deadline for 2019-20 membership renewals are due December 15, 2019. Please visit to download the membership form and payment voucher if your organization prefers to pay by check. You may also pay online via credit card at Thank…
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Evacuation Challenges for Elderly Residents During Storms

A recent article by NPR highlights the considerable challenges emergency managers face in helping elderly residents evacuate in advance of storms. From the perspective of Alysia Mihalakos, Chief of the RI Department of Health’s Center for Preparedness and Response,…
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BLOG: Climate change isn’t coming; it’s already here


Last week the White House quietly released the federal government’s Fourth National Climate Assessment.
Their findings are profound: Earth’s climate is now changing faster than at any point in the history of modern civilization, with effects already being felt here in Rhode Island and around the globe. Emergency managers will play a critical role in our response to climate change. [Graphic: U.S. EPA]