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National Weather Service Expands Heat Advisory

The National Weather Service (NWS) has revised its heat advisory to include the entire state. The advisory is expected to be in effect through Thursday. Forecasters are predicting temperatures in the 90s, and with humidity, a heat index of 100 to 104 degrees.

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The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) announces that the following cooling centers are scheduled to open:

Providence: Kennedy Plaza; Wednesday and Thursday, noon 3 p.m. Federal Hill House; 9 Courtland St.; 6:30 a.m. 6 p.m. Silver Lake Annex Community Center; 529 Plainfield St.; 6:30 a.m. 5 p.m. Joslin Community Development Center; 231 Amherst St.; 9 a.m. 5 p.m. Nickerson Community Center; 133 Delaine St.; 9 a.m. 5 p.m. Capitol Community Center; 110 Ruggles St.; 7 a.m. 5 p.m. Davinci Center for Community Progress; 470 Charles St.; 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. West End Community Center; 109 Bucklin St.; 9 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Jewish Comm. Center; 409 Elmgrove Ave.; Wed. & Thurs., 5 a.m. 9 p.m.; Fri., 5 a.m. 6 p.m. Fox Point Library; 90 Ives St.; Wed. Thurs., and Fri., 1 p.m. 6 p.m. Mt. Pleasanr Library; 315 Academy Ave.; Wed. & Fri, noon 6 p.m.; Thurs., 9:30 a.m. 6 p.m. Olneyville Library; Olneyville Square; Wed., 1 p.m. 8 p.m.; Thurs. & Fri., 1 p.m. 6 p.m. Rochambeau Library; 708 Hope St.; Wed., 9:30 a.m. 6 p.m.; Thurs., 1 p.m. 9 p.m.; Fri., noon 6 p.m. S. Providence Library; 441 Prairie Ave.; Wed., 9 a.m. 5:30 p.m.; Thurs. & Fri., 1 p.m. 6 p.m. Wanskuck Library; 233 Veazie St.; Wed. & Fri., 1 p.m. 6 p.m.; Thurs., 1 p.m. 8 p.m. Washington Park Library; 1316 Broad St.; Wed. & Fri., 1 p.m. 6 p.m.; Thurs., 1 p.m. 8 p.m.

Smithfield: Smithfield Municipal Ice Rink; 109 Pleasant View Ave; 9 a.m. 11 p.m.

The list of cooling centers will be updated at noon and at 4 p.m. today.

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Department or agency: Emergency Management Agency

Online: http://www.riema.ri.gov/

Release date: 06-20-2012

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