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5 Ways to 'Beat the Heat' in Portsmouth

Want to stay cool today? Check out these locations.

Have about 1,000 people told you today it's "wicked hawt" or "it's sooo you-mid?"

They are right. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for all of Rhode Island effective today through Thursday. 

Forecasters are predicting temperatures in the 90s, and with humidity, a heat index of 100 to 104 degrees. Temperatures in Portsmouth are expected to reach 96 today and 97 on Thursday. 

Lucky for you, there are places here in town where you can cool down! Here are five places where you can go to beat the heat: 

  1. — The official town "cooling center." 
  2. — Air-conditioned and where to start your summer reading list
  3. — Free parking for residents. Don't forget the sunblock! 
  4. — The unofficial beach located across from Flo's Clam Shack. Free street parking. 
  5. — Located just down the road from Island Park Beach. Limited, free parking. 

And don't forget! Even if you don't have transportation or your car is in the shop, all Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) . 

For more information on staying safe during extreme heat, visit http://www.riema.ri.gov/preparedness/hazards/extremeheat.php

portsmouth June 20, 2012 at 09:52 PM
Do you need a sticker on your car to park at the beach?
Jennifer June 20, 2012 at 11:24 PM
You can go to town hall and get a beach sticker. I have however, shown my registration at the lot. Town Hall is VERY quick and it only takes a minute.
East side June 21, 2012 at 02:18 PM
The Portsmouth website has all of the info.

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