(July 18, 2013) — The City of Hartford will host several large events over the next few days, and with high humidity and temperatures expected to be in the mid-90s, Mayor Segarra has announced additional measures to ensure residents and visitors are safe and comfortable.
“Hartford will have large crowds attending outdoor events such as tonight’s Riverfest or this weekend’s Greater Hartford Jazz Festival. We're collaborating with all event partners including Global Spectrum and Riverfront Recapture to ensure folks have access to care and services if the heat becomes too much. It's also important that everyone take simple precautions and prepare to be outside for long periods of time during the heat.”
Mayor Segarra has implemented the following measures in response to the continued heat:
The following Hartford locations will remain open as cooling centers through Friday, July 19:
Additional areas where residents can cool off include:
Hartford Public Library branches are available for residents and visitors. Below are locations and hours of operation:
Note: all HPL Branches will close at 5pm as normal on Friday, July 19.
Residents are reminded to take the following steps throughout the heat wave:
For Immediate Release: July 18, 2013
Contact: Maribel La Luz
p. (860) 757-9045