CT to activate severe weather protocol when temperatures drop

The protocol will begin at 3 p.m. Monday and remain in effect until 12 p.m. Wednesday.

HARTFORD, Connecticut – With the wind chill dipping into the single digits over the next two days, Governor Ned Lamont has activated the state’s severe weather protocol.

The protocol will begin at 3 p.m. Monday and remain in effect until 12 p.m. Wednesday.

“When temperatures drop this low, it can be very dangerous to stay outdoors for long periods of time,” the governor said in a statement. “Shelters and warming centers are available throughout Connecticut.”

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According to officials, the purpose of the protocol is to ensure that the state’s most vulnerable populations receive protection from severe cold conditions, which could be life-threatening if exposed to the elements for long periods of time.

During the enactment, state agencies and municipalities are coordinating with the United Way and Connecticut 2-1-1 Shelter Network to ensure that anyone in need can receive shelter from outside.

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Anyone in need is asked to call 2-1-1 to be connected to these services.

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