The State Department of Environmental Management has listed the local communities that have opened public cooling centers. The centers are meant for those seeking some relief from the heat and humidity.
RIEMA spokesperson Annemarie Beardsworth states that there are various public venues people can turn to for a break from the weather.
“Many of them are in libraries. There are some communities that utilize their senior center or their town hall. And each of those cities and towns sends us a listing of where the cooling centers are in their community.”