A heat wave is forecasted to impact Connecticut for the next several days. In a recent press release, Governor Malloy offered residents some tips to beat the heat and reminded those in need to call 2-1-1 to locate a cooling center in their community.
Many Connecticut cities and towns open cooling centers or shelters during heat waves and extreme hot weather. 2-1-1 maintains an up-to-date listing of active cooling centers, including location information, hours of operation, and other pertinent details.
To locate a cooling center near you click HERE or dial 2-1-1 to speak with a contact specialist.
Stay safe and beat the heat:
Additional safety tips and extreme heat related information can be found on 211ct.org‘s Extreme Hot Weather Page or in 2-1-1’s Extreme Heath Precautions and Safety Tips eLibrary paper.
Call 2-1-1 or visit www.211ct.org for access to services and to stay informed during any extreme weather episode.
About 2-1-1 Connecticut
2-1-1 Connecticut is a free health and human service information and referral service, with a continuously updated database of more than 4,000 agencies and 40,000 programs and services. Free, confidential assistance is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year online at 211ct.org and over the phone by dialing 2-1-1. 2-1-1 Connecticut has organizational accreditations from the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS), and the contact center is certified by the American Association of Suicidology for crisis intervention.
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