Providence Residents Urged to Use Caution During Cold Weather Conditions
Monday, January 21, 2019
Residents are reminded to check in on family, elderly, or others with access and functional needs to make sure they are safe.
Following FEMA recommendations, the City has provided the following cold weather tips:
- Be aware of the fire danger from space heaters and candles; keep such devices away from all flammable materials
- Install recommended smoke and carbon monoxide detectors (at least one of each per floor in your home)
- Stay indoors and use safe heating sources
- Indoors, do not use charcoal or other fuel-burning devices, such as grills, that produce carbon monoxide
- Outdoors, stay dry and in wind protected areas
- Wear a hat or hood to prevent heat from escaping the body and several layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing rather than one layer of heavy clothing, covering all exposed skin during exposure
- Bring household pets inside, if possible
- Wear mittens, a hat and cover your mouth with a scarf to protect your lungs
- Watch for signs of frostbite - Skin appears white and waxy, numbness or no feeling in that area and/or possible blisters
- Watch for signs of hypothermia - Shivering and numbness, confusion or dizziness, stumbling and weakness, slow or slurred speech and shock
Recreation Centers Open
The City of Providence also announced that the following three Providence Recreation Centers are open on Monday from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
All three facilities are open to the public. All residents under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Joslin Recreation Center
17 Hyatt St., Providence, RI 02909
Selim Madelin Rogers Recreation Center
60 Camden Ave., Providence RI 02908
Vincent Brown Recreation Center
438 Hope St., Providence RI 20906
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