PAWTUCKET – Over the next 72 hours, temperatures throughout Rhode Island are anticipated to rise. On July 26, the City of Pawtucket announced that several sites will be available as cooling centers to help cope with the warm weather.
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, 7 days a week.
- The Pawtucket Public Library at 13 Summer Street is available Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:45 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
- Leon Mathieu Senior Center at 420 Main Street is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- The Blackstone Valley Visitor Center at 175 Main Street is available Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Open Doors Warming and Cooling Shelter at 1139 Main Street is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- EMA Mobile Cooling Center on Roosevelt Avenue is available on days expected to be 90 degrees+ from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Non-emergency telephone numbers for police (401-727-9100) and fire (401-725-1424) are available for people affected by the heat 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.