“Hurricane Thompson” Exercise with the National Weather Service

Published on Monday, May 23, 2022


WHO: NOAA National Weather Service, in partnership with Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA), National Hurricane Center, FEMA Region 1, Army Corps of Engineers, US Coast Guard, Weather Prediction Center, Northeast River Forecast Center, National Water Center, Weather Forecast Office Boston, CT and MA Emergency Management Agencies

WHAT: In preparation for the start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season on June 1, RIEMA’s “Hurricane Thompson” exercise with the National Weather Service (NWS) will focus on decision making and activation of the emergency operations center and its emergency support functions. “Hurricane Thompson” is a fictitious Category 3 hurricane that hits the Rhode Island/Connecticut border over Labor Day weekend.

WHEN: Open for media Tuesday, May 24, 8:00 – 10:00 am

WHERE: RIEMA’s State Emergency Operations Center, 645 New London Avenue, Cranston

WHY: Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency, National Weather Service and partners listed above are working to ensure Rhode Islanders are safe as a predicted active Hurricane Season approaches.

Contact: Melissa Carden, RIEMA, 401-318-0911 to arrange attendance and interviews

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