STATEWIDE — Bracing for the bitter artic cold coming this week, the state has joined with cities and towns to provide warming centers for those who need shelter.
In Hartford, Mayor Luke Bronin’s office announced its severe weather protocol:
As result of the forecasted long duration of arctic cold conditions that could last into next week, with potentially negative wind chill factors, the State of Connecticut has implemented its severe cold weather protocol to ensure adequate shelter space during the severe cold weather. The current protocol will be in effect from today, December 26, 2017, until Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
“I urge residents to stay indoors as much as possible to protect themselves against this bitter cold,” said Mayor Bronin. “Severe weather protocol helps ensure anyone who needs warm shelter has access to it.”
List of Daytime Warming Centers
* Hartford Public Library, Downtown Branch, 500 Main St: Monday – Thursday 9:30 am – 8:00 pm, Friday and Saturday 9:30 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
* Center Church, 60 Gold St: Wednesday through Sunday 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
* Hands on Hartford, 45 Church St: Mondays and Tuesdays 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
* South End Wellness Center, 830 Maple Ave: Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
* North End Senior Center, 80 Coventry St: Monday – Friday 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
* Parkville Senior Center, 11 New Park Ave: Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
* Hispanic Health Council, 175 Main St: Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
* Hispanic Senior Center, 45 Wadsworth St: Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
In East Hartford, Mayor Marcia Leclerc issued the city’s cold weather protocol:
The first resources available to the community are the public warming centers offered throughout town. These warming centers are located in the following locations:
The Public Safety Complex Lobby (31 School Street, open 24 hours, 7 days a week) and
The South End Senior Center (70 Canterbury Street, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday).
Additional resources for adequate shelter can also be found by contacting 2-1-1, which is a free informational service offered to anyone in Connecticut regarding shelter, food, housing, child care, after school programs, elder care, crisis intervention, and much more.
All people are welcome to come in and warm up. For more warming center, call 2-1-1.