Warming centers open across RI due to frigid temperatures

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) says warming centers are being set up in many cities and towns with wind chills around or below zero for much of Friday.

Anyone who needs temporary shelter from the cold can find it at community centers, libraries and public safety buildings.

RIEMA: Full list of warming centers »

The Pinpoint Weather Team says we’re experiencing the coldest air of the season so far combined with sustained winds of 15-25 mph, with gusts of 30-40 mph at times.

At 8 a.m. Friday, temperatures at T.F. Green Airport had dropped to 9° which is the coldest it has been in about a year.

If you need additional assistance with heating payments, access to food or other necessities, call the United Way hotline at 211.

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