Due to the extreme heat anticipated for the area today, Wednesday, August 11th and Thursday, August 12th, Pawtucket’s Cooling Centers will consist of the Blackstone Valley Visitors Center, Senior Center, and a mobile Cooling Center on Roosevelt Avenue. Please share this information and encourage everyone to stay safe.
Pawtucket Cooling Centers
To help keep people cool and safe during the hot months. Cooling shelters are available to members of the general public who may lack access to air conditioning.
 
The Blackstone Valley Visitor Center
175 Main Street First Floor
Open 7 days a week 9:00am-5:00pm
Pawtucket EMA Mobile Cooling Center

Roosevelt Avenue

Open between

12:00pm -3:00pm

 
The Leon Mathieu Senior Center
420 Main Street
Monday through Friday 8:30am -4:00pm
“It is important that our residents know they have safe and air-conditioned places available to them, particularly our elderly population which is often most vulnerable to heat-related illnesses which can be potentially fatal. Please share with anyone who may benefit from these resources.”- Mayor Donald R. Grebien

Pawtucket Cooling Centers and Resources Update 

PAWTUCKET– Due to the continued extreme heat for the coming days Pawtucket’s Cooling Centers will continue to consist of the Blackstone Valley Visitors Center, Senior Center, and a mobile Cooling Center on Roosevelt Avenue today, Wednesday, August 11th and Thursday, August 12th. The Blackstone Valley Visitors Center is open 7 days a week as a cooling center and the Leon Mathieu Senior Center remains open as a cooling center Monday through Friday.

The Blackstone Valley Visitor Center 

175 Main Street First Floor
Open 7 days a week 9:00am-5:00pm

Pawtucket EMA Mobile Cooling Center 

Roosevelt Avenue

Open August 11 and 12

12:00pm -3:00pm

The Leon Mathieu Senior Center 

420 Main Street
Monday through Friday 8:30am -4:00pm

Additionally, today and tomorrow the Pawtucket Police Department’s Neighborhood Response Unit will be visiting Pawtucket parks starting at noon in order to distribute water to those in attendance which include Slater Park and Fairlawn Veterans Memorial Park. Today Officer Leach and K-9 Magno will be distributing water and tomorrow Officers Rose and Sommer will be at the parks encouraging residents to stay hydrated in the extreme heat.

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