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Frigid Friday Five: Cold Day, Cold Hall, Warmup, Help Out, Speak Up

It's a cold day for everyone in today's things to know:

Frigid Friday Five: Cold Day, Cold Hall, Warmup, Help Out, Speak Up


Cold Day - So, yesterday afternoon, the National Weather Service issued this neat wind chill advisory warning about temps that could feel as cold as -18 degrees. It'll stay in effect through 10 a.m. this morning. 

Cold Hall - City Hall's getting a few 600-lb replacement pieces for its boiler today. That's what the crane is for, in case you were wondering. Better keep your coat zipped up if you have to visit for records or bills.

Warmth - It's going to stay  extremely cold the next few days. Stay inside if you can, wear layers if you have to go out, and pick up a pair of heavy wool socks. If your heat is out, or you don't have a spot to heat, there's a warming shelter set up at the Senior Center from 1 to 4 p.m.

We've got more tips on dealing with extreme cold. Read up and stay warm!

Help out - A bunch of folks are out of a home following yesterday's fire at 170 Lincoln St. Residents have set up  collections for the families displaced by the fire on Facebook. The Renaud Family is in need clothing for their 2 young daughters ages 1 and 4. Sizes needed are 5T and 2T. They're in need of every-day items, too. 

Donations can be dropped off at The Primitive Millhouse 1452 Broncos Hwy Unit #15 Harrisville RI (Dunkin Donuts PLaza) and 166 Carrington Avenue in Woonsocket. 

For the Castro family, items are needed for two boys, ages 9 and 7 and size 7 and 8-10. A  fund has been set up for them, or you can e-mail  dbracamonte2@gmail.com.

If you're running a collection for any of the families displaced by the Front Street fire, post the information here in the comments to alert readers where to send help. 

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