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The mission of the Rhode Island Department of Health is to prevent disease and protect and promote the health and safety of the people of Rhode Island.
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RI Dept. of Health 6h
Remember, give space heaters space! Keep space heaters at least 3 feet from anything flammable.
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RI Dept. of Health 7h
Be sure to bring a supply of prescription and over-the-counter medications, personal hygiene items, and any other medical supplies if you need to leave your home.
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RI Dept. of Health 8h
Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless gas that can cause sudden illness and death. The most common symptoms of CO poisoning are headache, dizziness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, chest pain, and confusion. NEVER run a generator in your home or in a garage.
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RI Dept. of Health 9h
Did you know? In Rhode Island, approximately 80% of the population on public water receives fluoridated water, helping prevent tooth decay. Learn more about community water fluoridation:
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RI Dept. of Health 9h
Use RIDOH's new RIghtTime app to find out where you can find free condoms (and access other sexual health services) in RI. Visit to learn more and download the app!
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Newport, RI Police Jan 22
If anyone effected by the gas outage needs a space heater, you can call National Grid’s Customer Community Center at 1-800-322-3223 or you can go to Gurney’s Resort & Marina, 1 Defenders Row on Goat Island.
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RI Dept. of Health 11h
Flu remains widespread in RI and it's not too late to get a . If you have not gotten vaccinated, do so today. If you think you have the , seek appropriate care:
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Rhode Island EMA Jan 22
Affected residents may visit Gurney's (Goat Island) and Gaudet Middle School (Turner Road entrance) to retrieve vouchers for hotel stays.
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Gina Raimondo Jan 22
Replying to @nationalgridus
Please, do not stay in your home without heat--go to a warming center or hotel. is offering VOUCHERS for hotels that can be picked up at Gaudet Middle School and Gurney's
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RI Dept. of Health Jan 22
Ottogi America, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg in Products
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RI Dept. of Health Jan 22
For those impacted by National Grid service outage, 3 warming centers are open: Gaudet Middle School - 230 Turner Road, Middletown; URI Student Union - 50 Lower College Road, Kingston; Donovan Manor - 19 Chapel Street, Newport
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RI Dept. of Health Jan 22
. has Q-and-As online regarding the Aquidneck Island service issue -
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National Grid US Jan 21
Given the gas interruption issues in Newport, RI, check on neighbors & friends, especially the elderly. Ensure they have a warm place to be. National Grid will reimburse for hotel rooms, or get them to the warming center at Gaudet Middle School in Middletown, at 230 Turner Road.
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Rhode Island EMA Jan 21
has declared a State of Emergency for Newport County after National Grid has shut off gas to 7,000 residential customers. The Governor said it is not safe for people to stay in their homes w/o heat tonight. Call 211 for assistance with shelter, rides, etc.
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Gina Raimondo Jan 21
Replying to @RhodeIslandEMA
Warming centers are open at CCRI's Newport campus, Newport Heights and Donovan Manor. The Potter League for Animals will be open overnight to accept pets from those seeking shelter.
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Gina Raimondo Jan 21
If you need to stay in a hotel or call an Uber or Lyft to get to shelter because of the outage, save your receipts and will reimburse you.
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Gina Raimondo Jan 21
Replying to @RhodeIslandEMA
I've declared a state of emergency in Newport County and have activated the National Guard to assist residents.
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Ted Kresse Jan 21
Warming Center has been opened at Gaudet School at 230 Turner Rd in Middletown for those without service. Call 1-800-640-1595 if you have lost service. 2/2.
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Potter League Jan 21
400 homes in Newport are currently without gas service. We are aware that a some schools are open and those affected may be seeking alternate places to stay tonight. We will be staying open overnight to take in pets for those affected. Address: 87 Oliphant Lane Middletown, RI
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Gina Raimondo Jan 21
Replying to @RhodeIslandEMA
If you have friends of family in Newport or Middletown, please check in on them and offer to help.
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