February 25, 2024
Warming centers open as temperatures drop in Connecticut

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Gov. Ned Lamont activated the state’s cold weather protocol on Wednesday in response to frigid temperatures sweeping across the state.

It’s the first time the protocol has been activated this season. It remains in effect through noon on Monday.

If you or someone you know needs a warm place to stay as temperatures drop, warming shelters are opening across Connecticut.

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Due to the colder temperatures, warming centers in New Haven and Hamden have recently opened for the season.

For a list of warming centers in your area, visit Connecticut’s 211 interactive database.

If no warming center or shelter is listed in your area, libraries and other public locations can be good places to keep warm or seek shelter.

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If you or someone you know is in urgent need of shelter, dial 2-1-1 for emergency support and connection to a shelter.

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