RIEMA opens warming centers amid extreme winter weather

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – With plummeting temperatures and dangerously cold wind chills, the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) announced it has opened warming centers throughout the state.

In response to Thursday’s storm, Gov. Raimondo announced the state is opening five statewide backup shelters.

  • URI Campus – Memorial Hall
    • 50 Lower College Rd., Kingston
  • RI College – Donovan Dining Hall
    • 600 Mt. Pleasant Ave., Providence
  • CCRI in Newport
    • 1 John H. Chafee Blvd., Newport
  • CCRI in Lincoln
    • 1762 Old Louisquisset Pike, Lincoln
  • CCRI in Warwick
    • 400 East Ave., Warwick, RI

A current list of emergency shelters open during the January 4 storm can be found here.

A full list of warming centers is available on the RIEMA website. The following communities have established warming centers:

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Barrington:

Barrington Public Library: 281 County Road

  • Mon – Thurs: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Fri & Sat: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sun: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Bristol:

Roger’s Free Library: 525 Hope St.

  • Mon – Fri: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Fri – Sat: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Burrillville:

Jesse Smith Library: 100 Tinkham Lane

  • Mon – Thurs: 10 a.m – 8 p.m.
  • Fri – Sat: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Central Falls:

Forand Manor: 30 Washington St.

  • Mon – Sun: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Wilfrid Manor: 466 Hunt St.

  • Sat – Sun: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Charlestown:

Charlestown Town Hall: 4540 South County Trail

  • Mon – Fri: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Charlestown Community Center: 100 Park Lane

  • Mon – Thurs: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Fri: 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Cross’ Mills Public Library: 4417 Old Post Road

  • Mon: 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Tues: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Wed: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thurs: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Fri: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Sat: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Police Community Room: 4901 Old Post Road

  • Daily: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Coventry:

Coventry Police Department: 1075 Main St.

  • Available as needed.

Coventry Public Library: 1672 Flat River Road

  • Sat: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sun: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Senior Center: 50 Wood St.

  • Mon – Fri: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Cranston:

Arlington Library: 1064 Cranston St.

  • Mon – Wed: 10 a.m. – 4: 30 p.m.
  • Fri: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Auburn Library: 396 Pontiac Ave.

  • Mon – Wed: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Fri: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Sat: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Central Library: 140 Sockanosset Cross Road

  • Mon – Wed: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Thurs – Sat: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Knightsville Library: 1847 Cranston St.

  • Mon: 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Tues – Wed: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Fri: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Oaklawn Library: 230 Wilbur Ave.

  • Tues & Wed: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Fri & Sat: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

William Hall Library: 1825 Broad St.

  • Mon & Thurs: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Tues & Wed: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Sat: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

East Providence:

Riverside Library: 475 Bullocks Point Ave.

  • Fri – Sat: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Weaver Library: 41 Grove Ave.

  • Fri – Sat: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sun: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Exeter:

Exeter Library: 773 Ten Rod Road

  • Tues – Thurs: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Fri: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sat: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Glocester:

Glocester Manton Library: 1137 Putnam Pike

  • Mon – Wed: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Fri: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Sat: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Harmony Library: 195 Putnam Pike

  • Mon – Thurs: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Sat: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Hopkinton:

Hopkinton Police Station: 406 Woodville Road

  • Available as needed. For assistance contact Hopkinton Police Department – (401) 377-7750.

Johnston:

Johnston Senior Center: 1291 Hartford Ave.

  • Mon – Fri: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Johnston Public Library: 1 Memorial Ave

  • Mon – Sat: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Little Compton:

Brownell Library: 44 Commons

  • Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Wed: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Sat: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Middletown:

Middletown Library: 700 W. Main Road

  • Mon – Thurs: 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Fri – Sat: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sun: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Senior Center: 650 Green End Ave.

  • Mon – Fri: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Town Hall: 350 E. Main Road

  • Mon – Fri: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Narragansett:

Maury Loontjens Memorial Library: 35 Kingstown Road

  • Mon – Thurs: 9:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Fri: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sat: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sun: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Newport:

Donovan Manor: 19 Chapel St.

  • Mon – Fri: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Edward King House: 35 King St.

  • Mon – Fri: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Florence Gray Community Center – Main Lobby: 1 Shimoda Way

  • Mon – Fri: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Newport Public Library: 300 Spring St.

  • Mon: 12:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Tues – Thurs: 9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Fri – Sat: 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Sun: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Seamen’s Church Institute: 18 Market Square

  • Mon – Sat: 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Sun: 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.

North Kingstown:

Senior Center: 44 Beach St.

  • Mon – Fri: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

North Kingstown Library: 100 Boone St.

  • Mon – Thurs: 9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Fri – Sat: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sun: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

North Smithfield:

Scouter’s Hall: 11 Main St, Slatersville (will open if needed)

  • Contact the North Smithfield Emergency Management Agency hotline at (401) 767-2206 to request.

Pawtucket:

Blackstone Valley Visitor Center: 175 Main St.

  • Mon – Sun: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Leon Mathieu Senior Center: 420 Main St.

  • Mon – Fri: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Pawtucket Police Department: 121 Roosevelt Ave; 24/7

Pawtucket Public Library: 13 Summer St.

  • Mon – Thurs: 9 a.m. – 8:45 p.m.
  • Fri – Sat: 9 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
  • Sun: 12 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

For those Pawtucket residents affected by the cold needing transportation, call (401) 727-9100 for assistance.

Seniors with heat-related concerns may also contact the Leon Mathieu Senior Center at (401) 728-7582 or the City’s Senior Liaison at (401) 728-0500 – Extension 241.

Portsmouth:

Portsmouth Multi-Purpose Senior Center: 110 Bristol Ferry Road

  • Mon – Fri: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Providence:

Davinci Center for Community Progress: 470 Charles St.

  • Mon – Fri: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Federal Hill House: 9 Courtland St.

  • Mon – Fri: 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Silver Lake Annex Multi-Purpose Community Center: 529 Plainfield St.

  • Mon – Fri: 6:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Library Branches

Fox Point Library: 90 Ives St.

  • Mon: 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Tues: 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Wed – Fri: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Mt. Pleasant Library: 315 Academy Ave.

  • Mon – Tues: 1 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Wed: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thurs: 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Fri: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Sat: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Olneyville Library: 1 Olneyville Square

  • Mon: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Tues: 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Wed: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thurs – Fri: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Rochambeau Library: 708 Hope St.

  • Mon: 1 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
  • Tues – Wed: 9:30 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
  • Thurs: 1 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
  • Fri -Sat: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Smith Hill Library: 31 Candace St.

  • Mon: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Tues: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Wed: 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Thurs: 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Fri: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

South Providence Library: 441 Prairie Ave.

  • Mon: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Tues: 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Wed: 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Thurs – Fri: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Sat: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Wanskuck Library: 233 Veazie St.

  • Mon: 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Tues – Wed: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thurs: 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Fri: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Washington Park Library: 1316 Broad St.

  • Mon: 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Tues – Wed: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thurs: 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Fri: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Richmond:

Clark Memorial Library: 7 Pinehurst Drive, Carolina

  • Mon – Tues: 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Wed: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Thurs: 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Fri: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sat: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Community Center: 1168 Main St.

  • Mon – Fri: 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Scituate:

Chopmist Hill Senior Center: 1315 Chopmist Hill Road

  • Wed – Fri: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Sat – Sun: Will be open as needed. Notifications of weekend availability will be issued via CodeRED.

Hope Library: 374 North Road

  • Mon: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Tues – Thurs: 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Fri: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sat: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

North Scituate Library: 606 West Greenville Road

  • Mon: 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Tues: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Wed: 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Thurs: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Sat: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Smithfield:

Greenville Public Library: 573 Putnam Pike

  • Mon – Thurs: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Fri – Sat: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sun: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Smithfield Senior Center: 1 William J. Hawkins Trail

  • Mon – Fri: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Those Smithfield residents requiring help staying warm after regular hours please call (401) 233-1033.

South Kingstown:

Hale Library: 2601 Commodore Perry Highway

  • Mon: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Tues: 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Wed – Fri: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Kingston Free Library: 2605 Kingstown Road

  • Mon – Tues: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Wed: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Thurs: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Fri – Sat: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Neighborhood Guild: 325 Columbia St.

  • Mon – Fri: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Sat: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Sun: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Peace Dale Library: 1057 Kingstown Road

  • Mon: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Tues – Thurs: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Fri – Sat: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Senior Center: 25 St. Dominic Road

  • Mon – Fri: 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Tiverton:

Tiverton Public Library: 34 Roosevelt Drive

  • Mon – Thurs: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Fri: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sat: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Tiverton Senior Center: 207 Canonicus St.

  • Mon – Fri: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Warren:

Warren Town Hall – Basement: 514 Main St.

  • Mon – Fri: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Warwick:

Pilgrim Senior Center: 27 Pilgrim Parkway

  • Mon – Fri: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Warwick Public Library: 600 Sandy Lane

  • Mon – Thurs: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Fri – Sat: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sun: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Westerly:

Westerly Public Library: 44 Broad St.

  • Mon – Thurs: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Fri: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Sat: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

West Greenwich:

West Greenwich Library: 274 Victory Highway

  • Mon: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Tues – Thurs: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Fri – Sat: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

West Warwick:

West Warwick Youth/Police Annex: 40 Factory St.

  • Mon – Sat: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. May extend hours until 9 p.m., as needed.

Woonsocket:

Woonsocket Senior Center: 84 Social St.

  • Mon – Fri: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Woonsocket Library: 303 Clinton St.

  • Mon – Fri: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sat: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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