On November 22, 2005, Smithfield and Portsmouth became Rhode Island's first two StormReady communities. Though StormReady does not mean storm proof, Smithfield has been recognized for meeting national standards in keeping our community prepared for severe weather emergencies.
For more information on the national StormReady
program, please visit the StormReady page.
Working to build one of America's Most Disaster Resistant Communities.
215 Pleasant View Avenue, Smithfield, RI 02917 - 401-233-1033 (Emergency Operating Center) 401-233-1016 (Fax)
Todd Manni, Director of Emergency Management, and Ralph Nahigian, EMA Volunteer & Smithfield Fire Department Dispatcher listen as Glenn Field from the National Weather Service explains the StormReady Program at a ceremony held at RIEMA Headquarters on December 13, 2005.
Smithfield and Portsmouth became Rhode Island's first two StormReady communities.
Emergency Management Director Todd Manni speaks with members of the press about the Smithfield StormReady program during a ceremony at RIEMA Headquarters.
Photographed with Smithfield's new StormReady sign, (l-r) Bob Thompson, meteorologist-in-charge from the National Weather Service Office in Taunton (NWS Taunton), EMA Volunteer & SKYWARN Coordnator Ralph Nahigian, Director of Emergency Management Todd Manni,and Warning Meteorologist Glenn Field from the
StormReady Ceremony - December 13, 2005, RIEMA Headquarters.