Woonsocket announces cooling centers

Woonsocket announces cooling centers

WOONSOCKET – The city of Woonsocket has announced cooling centers where residents can stay cool during the weekend heat wave.

Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt and Woonsocket Emergency Management are urging residents to take precaution during the hot weather by drinking plenty of water, avoiding caffeine and alcohol, wearing a hat and sunscreen, avoiding outdoor activity during the hottest hours of the day, using fans or air conditioning and taking advantage of cooling centers during their open hours.

Residents are also reminded that the elderly, infants and individuals with chronic health conditions are more susceptible to the heat and encouraged to check on neighbors and family members and call 911 if they seem to be experiencing heat-related illness.

Some symptoms of heat-related illness are:
• Cramping
• Weakness
• Nausea
• Headache
• Loss of the ability to sweat

Residents should also remember to monitor pets and keep them cool and hydrated.

Cooling centers and their hours of operation are:

• Woonsocket Harris Public Library
303 Clinton Street
Monday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

• Woonsocket Senior Center
84 Social Street
Monday- Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
*The Harris Public Library and the Woonsocket Senior Center are closed SATURDAY and SUNDAY

• Woonsocket Police Station Lobby Area 24 hours 7 Days a Week
242 Clinton Street

• Landmark Medical Center Emergency Department Lobby/ Waiting Area
115 Cass Avenue
Fri – Sun 9:00AM-9:00PM

• Mt. St. Charles Ice Arena
800 Logee Street
Saturday and Sunday 9:0OAM – 12PM