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Pawtucket, other communities announce Warming Centers

The City of Pawtucket announced today that several sites will be available as warming centers to help cope with the extreme cold expected over the next few days.

The following local buildings will be open to the public during the times listed below:

·       The Pawtucket Police Department Headquarters lobby at 121 Roosevelt Avenue is available 24 hours-a-day, including Saturday and Sunday.

·       The Pawtucket Public Library at 13 Summer Street is available Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:45 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; and the first Sunday of every month from 12:00 noon to 3:45 p.m.

·       Leon Mathieu Senior Center at 420 Main Street is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

·       The Blackstone Valley Visitor Center at 175 Main Street is available Monday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

·       Kennedy Manor Community Room at 175 Broad Street is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

·       St. Germain Manor Community Room at 401 Mineral Spring Avenue is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Non-emergency telephone numbers for police (727-9100) and fire (725-1424) are available for people affected by the cold to call if they may need to arrange for transportation.

Seniors with heat-related concerns may also contact the staff at the Leon Mathieu Senior Center at 401-728-7582.

OTHER RHODE ISLAND COMMUNITIES

The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) announces that due to forecasted extreme cold, communities will have warming centers open to the public for those who need to seek temporary shelter. If you do not see your community listed contact your local municipalities for more information. If you need additional assistance call 2-1-1.

Other Rhode Island cities/towns have posted their Warming Centers – they can be found, here: http://www.riema.ri.gov/warmingcenters/index.php

For more local information, check with your city/town City Hall, call 2-1-1, or 9-1-1 for a medical emergency.

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