MAYOR BRONIN ANNOUNCES SEVERE WEATHER PROTOCOL
HARTFORD, CONN. (February 9, 2017) – As a result of the forecasted bitter cold temperatures and strong wind gusts, resulting in negative wind chill factors, from this evening through the day tomorrow, 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 5 pm today, February 9, until tomorrow, Friday February 10 at 5 pm.
Residents in need of emergency shelter assistance can visit the “Hartford No Freeze Welcome Center” at Center Church, 60 Gold St., between the hours of 4pm – 8pm today. Any resident in need of overnight shelter accommodations are encouraged to call 2-1-1.
Today, the Arroyo Center at Pope Park and Parker Memorial Recreation Center will be open today from 8am – 5pm for residents needing a warm, dry place during the day.
During severe cold weather, residents should take the following precautions: