The National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather Statement in response to expected bitter cold conditions this weekend. It is anticipated that temperatures will drop down into the single digits overnight Saturday and could even fall below zero. Additionally, with the projected blustery weather wind chill values as low as negative twenty-five degrees are possible during this timeframe.

The locations listed below will be open, as indicated, for those needing to seek relief from the cold.

Please pass this message on to others in the community that might not have the ability to access or receive this communication, but would benefit from its content.

  • Newport Housing Authority
    • The Florence Gray Community Center    Main Lobby
    • 1 Shimoda Way
    • Newport, RI 02840
    • Monday-Friday           8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Donovan Manor        Chapel Street Side
    • 19 Chapel Street
    • Newport, RI 02840
    • Monday-Friday           8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Seamen’s Church Institute
    • 18 Market Square
    • Newport, RI 02840
    • Monday – Saturday    7:00 am to 4:00 pm
    • Sunday                        7:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Seamen’s Church Institute will remain open 24 hours a day over this weekend, beginning 7:00 am,  Saturday, February 13. 2016 until 7:00 am, Monday, February 15, 2016
  • Newport Public Library
    • 300 Spring Street
    • Newport, RI 02840
    • Monday                       12:30 pm to 9:00 pm
    • Tuesday – Thursday    9:30 am to 9:00 pm
    • Friday & Saturday      9:30 am to 6:00 pm
    • Sunday                        1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Edward King House
    • 35 King Street
    • Newport, RI  02840
    • Monday-Friday           9:00 am to 4:00 pm

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