Extreme Cold Forecasted for CTFebruary 2, 2023
Extreme cold weather is expected in the coming days across the state. It is important to be mindful that with it brings increased risks to ourselves and our communities.
Temperature related health problems, such as frostbite and hypothermia, can take effect quickly and it is important to understand the symptoms. Keeping warm indoors is critical; if you are struggling with heating costs, or need advice on energy assistance programs, a number of resources are available here.
The Department of Public Heath's cold weather safety guide, and other information relating to winter safety and dealing with cold temperatures can be found here.
In response to the freezing temperatures, the Governor has activated Connecticut's Severe Cold Weather protocol. The protocol goes into effect at noon on Thursday and stays in effect until Sunday at noon. The cold weather protocol aims to ensure that people who may be exposed to the cold weather have access to shelter for this time. Warming centers and shelters will be open across our state. If you or someone you know needs shelter, please call 2-1-1 to be directed to a nearby location and transportation if necessary. Click here for more information.
Other Useful Links
- CT Prepares: News and updates.
- Eversource Storm Safety: Helpful safety tips
- 2-1-1 connects people to essential health and human services 24 hours a day, seven days a week online and over the phone.
- CDC Natural Disasters and Severe Weather: Important information about preparing for and managing extreme weather.
Winter has been mild so far, but as the season continues, it's essential to be prepared and know how to stay safe during extreme weather events. Stay warm and stay safe.