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Peter Gaynor, Director of RI’s Emergency Management Agency, discussed power restoration following the storm in late October.

Rhode Island Emergency Management officials are urging residents to help friends and neighbors dig out after the third snow storm in as many weeks.

State Emergency Management Director Peter Gaynor said everyone needs to pitch to help the state’s most vulnerable residents. "So the elderly, the very young and pets. They don’t have the ability to stand up to really cold temperatures or wind so keep an eye on your neighbor or your parents or your loved ones and make sure that they’re safe during these next couple days."

Emergency Managers Prep For 2014 Hurricane Season

Jun 20, 2014

The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency is holding its annual hurricane preparedness conference today.

Emergency response managers and regional officials gather as the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season kicks off. The National Hurricane Center forecasts the season will be average to below-average, with about three to six hurricanes, and only one or two of those likely developing into major storms.