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MAYOR BRONIN ANNOUNCES SEVERE WEATHER PROTOCOL

MAYOR BRONIN ANNOUNCES SEVERE WEATHER PROTOCOL

HARTFORD, CONN. (December 26, 2017) – As a 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.”

Daytime Warming Centers:

Daytime Warming Centers are open during cases of severe weather conditions to provide temporary comfort during regular business hours.  Any resident in need of overnight shelter accommodations are encouraged to call 2-1-1.

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 

Overnight Warming Center for Individual Men and Women:

Willie Ware Community Center, 697 Windsor St: Open 7 days a week, 7:30 p.m. – 7:00 a.m.

The Overnight Warming Center, located at Willie Ware Community Center, 697 Windsor St, is open during cases of severe weather conditions 24 hours a day, to provide a warm place to sit, food and water, and hygiene items. Coats, hats, and gloves will also be available. There are no beds or showers at the Overnight Warming Center. Any resident in need of overnight shelter accommodations is encouraged to call 2-1-1.

During severe cold weather, residents should take the following precautions: 

Stay indoors if possible.

If you must go outside, wear several layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing rather than one layer of heavy clothing. Wear a hat and change wet clothes frequently to prevent loss of body heat. 

Cover your mouth with a scarf to protect your lungs. 

Watch for signs of hypothermia: uncontrollable shivering, memory loss, disorientation, incoherence, slurred speech, drowsiness, and apparent exhaustion.

If symptoms of hypothermia are detected, get the victim to a warm location, remove wet clothing, warm the center of the body first and give warm, non-alcoholic beverages if the victim is conscious. Get medical help as soon as possible.

 

 

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