Towns open warming centers, state activates severe cold weather protocol

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HARTFORD — Towns across the state have opened warming centers to help residents in the cold weather.

Gov. Dan Malloy activated the state’s severe cold weather protocol which coordinates between the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, the Department of Social Services, the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, and the Department of Housing to coordinate with 2-1-1 and shelters so the homeless, the elderly and others in need are protected from the severe cold weather.

For a list of warming centers in your town go here.

Many towns offer drop in centers for the homeless. For a list, go here.

For tips on protecting yourself against cold weather, go here.

Out patients at the St. Francis pediatric and adult clinics will have the opportunity to choose from more than 500 new and slightly used coats on Wednesday, Jan. 20, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Burgdorf/Bank of America Health Center, 2nd Flr. of the  Mount Sinai Campus at 131 Coventry Street, Hartford.