State Severe Cold Weather Protocol In Effect - NBC Connecticut

State Severe Cold Weather Protocol In Effect

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    Evening Forecast Jan. 29, 2019

    (Published Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019)

    Gov. Ned Lamont has activated the state’s Severe Cold Weather Protocol as brutally cold temperatures and harsh wind chills move in.

    Arctic air is moving in with wind chills of -10 to -20 expected Thursday morning and air temperatures near 0 degrees. The arctic chill that will last into the weekend.

    Towns and cities across the state have announced warming center locations.

    Those in need of shelter from the cold can contact 211. The protocol starts at noon Wednesday and will remain in effect through noon Sunday.

    The Severe Cold Weather Protocol activates coordination between Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP), the Department of Social Services (DSS), the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), and the Department of Housing (DOH) to work across the state’s network of shelters to make sure everyone has a place to go in the cold.

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