- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 29, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Around a dozen Rhode Island communities are opening cooling centers so people can get out of high heat and humidity that is gripping the region.

The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency released a list Wednesday of cooling centers in communities including Providence, Woonsocket, Warwick and elsewhere.

Many libraries, community centers and senior centers will serve as cooling centers for people who need a place to escape the heat. Police stations in East Greenwich and Pawtucket will have cooling centers, and the Smithfield Municipal Ice Rink will also be open.

The state Department of Environmental Management has issued an air quality alert for Wednesday, saying humidity and temperatures in the 90s could result in unhealthy ozone levels.

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