Rhode Islanders brace for heat wave while still without power

CHARLESTOWN, R.I. (WLNE) – As many Rhode Islanders remain without power, another problem is on its way: a heat wave.

National Grid crews are working around the clock to restore power before the high temperatures hit in the wake of Tropical Storm Henri. A lot of residents are making preparations, but for some on the coast, the only plan they’re making is to hit the water.

“The lake is my place to go,” said Charlestown resident Dylan Quint. He and his 85-year-old grandmother, Judy Surrette, were still without power Monday night. But neither seemed to mind the temperatures.

“We’re at the ocean, you know, and it’s beautiful here in Charlestown Beach and I’m not really concerned about it,” Surrette said.

As the heat wave comes in, everyone is advised to check in on their loved ones and those vulnerable to the heat.

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