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EG has a way to beat the heat

July 22, 2011

There is an excessive heat warning in effect for Friday through Sunday. In response, the town of East Greenwich has a plan in effect to provide shelter.

By DAVID PEPIN

Despite the National Weather Service’s forecast of 90-degree-plus temperatures today and tomorrow with accompanying humidity that will drive the heat index over 100, it is possible to play it cool in East Greenwich.
The town is making Swift Community Center, 111 Peirce St, available as a cooling center Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through the summer months.
On extremely hot days outside of these hours, residents may call the Police Department at 884-2244 and they will open the Swift building or the Police Station Community Room, depending on demand.
While the forecast calls for the intense heat to ease somewhat over the weekend, above-average temperatures well into the 80s with accompanying humidity are expected to linger into next week.

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