Click To Expand Menu [ + ]

Select a Department

MAYOR BRONIN ANNOUNCES EXTENSION OF SEVERE WEATHER PROTOCOL

MAYOR BRONIN ANNOUNCES EXTENSION OF SEVERE WEATHER PROTOCOL

 

HARTFORD, CONN. (January 3, 2018)– Yesterday the State of Connecticut announced it is extending the Severe Weather Protocol that was activated last week through Monday, January 8, 2018 at 5 PM.  Mayor Bronin reminded residents that there are resources available through 2-1-1 to help stay out of the cold.  Hartford’s Willie Ware Community Center will serve as a 24-hour a day warming center.

“We expect these harsh temperatures to last through the week, so residents should continue stay indoors as much as possible,” said Mayor Bronin. “I encourage residents to contact 2-1-1 if they need information about resources to stay out of the cold.”

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

• 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, 24 hours a day

The Overnight Warming Center, located at Willie Ware Community Center, 697 Windsor St, will now be open 24 hours a day for the duration of the Severe Weather Protocol, through Monday, January 8, 2018 at 5 PM. Willie Ware Community Center provides 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.

 

###

 

 

CitySealWHiteBR

HARTFORD CITY HALL ADDRESS: 550 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 PHONE: (860)757-9311 HOURS: 8AM - 5PM