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Governor Lamont activates Severe Cold Weather Protocol for next few days, list of warming centers

Connecticut
New Haven officials activate the severe cold weather plan

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– Governor Ned Lamont has activated the state’s Severe Cold Weather Protocol for Wednesday night into Saturday morning.

Lamont says that because bitter cold temperatures and wind chills are anticipated to impact the state the next few days, he is activating the state’s Severe Cold Weather Protocol for the first time this season.

This will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday night and last until 9 a.m. Saturday morning.

This protocol directs state agencies to coordinate with the United Way 2-1-1 and shelters to make sure that the most vulnerable populations are protected from the severe weather conditions.

“Bitter cold temperatures and wind chills are expected to impact our state over the next few days. We must ensure that services are available to protect the most vulnerable populations during these periods of cold weather. If you or someone you know is in need of a shelter or warming center, please call 2-1-1,” said Lamont in a press release.

For a list of shelters and warming centers, call 211, check our list below or click here.

Torrington:

Wednesday
December 18
Thursday
December 19
Friday
December 20
Saturday
December 21
Joseph House
116 Water Street
Open entire day including overnight
Joseph House
116 Water Street
Open entire day including overnight
Joseph House
116 Water Street
Open entire day including overnight
Joseph House
116 Water Street
Resumes normal winter hours 6am-9pm
Community Soup Kitchen
220 Prospect Street
3:30 pm – 8:30 PM
Community Soup Kitchen
220 Prospect Street
7 AM – 7 PM
Community Soup Kitchen
220 Prospect Street
7 AM – 2 PM
Community Soup Kitchen
220 Prospect Street
7 AM – 2 PM

Operation Overflow operates 7 days a week from 9:00 PM – 6:00 AM until April.

Simsbury:

  • Simsbury Library
    • Thursday 9:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    • Friday 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Eno Memorial Hall/Senior Center
    • Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • Friday 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

South Windsor:

  • South Windsor Community Center — 8:00 AM to 9:30 PM.
  • South Windsor Library — 9AM to 9PM Mon.-Thurs., 9:00 AM-4:30 PM Fri. & Sat., and 1 PM-4:30 PM on Sun.

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