Record Breaking Below-Zero Temperatures Hit State

By Ari Mason
|  Saturday, Jan 4, 2014  |  Updated 11:09 AM EDT
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    This morning record-breaking temperatures settled in over much of the state.

    A record-breaking -9 was recorded at Bradley Airport, the  coldest temperature since February 1996

    Northern New England was expected to experience even colder weather, with some areas of Massachusetts and upstate New York experiencing -15 to -30 temperatures.

    “Our primary concern now through tomorrow (Saturday) remains the extreme cold, and with that, the wind chill being a major factor. We’ll have wind chills as low as 25 below, it is anticipated,” Malloy said during a Friday afternoon news conference. “By this evening, we will see temperatures on the thermometer of -15 in some parts of our state with a wind chill hitting, as I said, -25.”

    Many cities and towns have opened warming centers. Malloy directed the Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, the Department of Social Services and the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services to coordinate with 211 and Connecticut’s shelters.

    Malloy said there are coordinated efforts to bring people in need to warm facilities, including arranging for transportation services.

    Anyone in need of shelter to call 211 and asked residents to check on their neighbors, particularly senior citizens.

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