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Public Cooling Shelters Announced in Anticipation of High Temperatures

To help people keep cool and safe in the current wave of intense heat, Mayor Donald Grebien is notifying residents of the locations of “cooling shelters” at the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center, the Pawtucket Police Station, Pawtucket Public Library, the Leon Mathieu Senior Center, Kennedy Manor and St. Germain Manor. These cooling shelters are available to members of the general public who may lack access to air conditioning.

The locations of the cooling shelters are:

  • The Blackstone Valley Visitor Center at 175 Main Street First Floor is open Monday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • The Pawtucket Police Department Headquarters lobby at 121 Roosevelt Avenue is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

  • The Pawtucket Public Library at 13 Summer Street is open Tuesday through Thursday from

    9:00 a.m. to 8:45 p.m., Friday and Sat 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

  • The Leon Mathieu Senior Center at 420 Main Street is open Monday through Friday from

    8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Kennedy Manor located at 175 Broad Street is open Tuesday through Thursday from

    9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • St. Germain Manor located at 401 Mineral Spring Avenue is open Tuesday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

“We want the public to know that they have safe, dry and air-conditioned places available to them as we prepare for the anticipated high temperatures,” said Mayor Grebien. “We ask everyone to take proper precautions, particularly young children and the elderly as they can be the most vulnerable to potentially fatal heat-related illnesses,” Grebien continued.

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