What you can do to stay ahead of the storm
uri.edu/emergency/alert, or log directly into URI e-Campus.
Have an emergency kit and make a list of emergency contact numbers
PLEASE do not call this number unless it is a true emergency.
If you live off-campus
In addition to the items above
Be familiar with local shelters: Open shelters will be listed on local news stations. Listed on evacuation maps are on the RIEMA website. The list below contains addresses of a few local shelters.
Listen to local announcements regarding their status:
Terms to Know
Watches, Warnings & Advisories
— A warning is issued when a hazardous weather or hydrologic event is occurring, is
imminent, or has a very high probability of occurring. A warning is used for conditions posing a
threat to life or property.
— A watch is used when the risk of a hazardous weather or hydrologic event has increased
significantly, but its occurrence, location, and/or timing is still uncertain. It is intended to provide
enough lead time so that those who need to set their plans in motion can do so.
— Advisory: An advisory is issued when special weather conditions are less serious than a warning.
If caution is not exercised, it could lead to situations that may threaten life and/or property.
Other ways to stay up to date and receive tips
Follow the Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security on Twitter to get the latest weather information and other useful tips, weather advisories from the National Weather Service, and more!
**This does not replace the URI Emergency Notification System**
twitter.com/rhodyready or @RhodyReady
Prepared by the URI Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security