Malloy activates severe weather protocol for state

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State’s Cold Weather Protocol Activated

HARTFORD – Governor Dan Malloy activated the state’s Severe Cold Weather Protocol Tuesday with temperatures expected to drop into the teens and single digits and wind chills below zero. The protocol is effective beginning today, January 6, and will remain in effect through Saturday, January 10.

“We must continue to protect the most vulnerable during these severe cold weather outbreaks,” said Malloy.  “I urge anyone in need of shelter to call 2-1-1 and encourage local communities to consider opening warming centers or other facilities to assist people in need.”

While activated, the protocol directs the state departments to work with 2-1-1 and shelters to make sure vulnerable populations are protected from the severe cold.

Weather caused Malloy to cancel his trip to Washington D.C.  The flight was delayed to the point where he would not be able to attend the meeting with President Barack Obama and other governors.