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Danbury Opens Warming Center As Temperatures Plunge

Danbury residents are urged to visit a warming center to beat the cold temperatures.
Danbury residents are urged to visit a warming center to beat the cold temperatures. Photo Credit: Karen Tensa

DANBURY, Conn. -- Weather forecasts are expecting frigid temperatures to continue. As a result, the city of Danbury wants residents and pedestrians to be aware of a warming center open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the cold snap.

The warming site is a heated Hart Bus located in front of 198 Main St. Individuals who do not have access to heat during those hours, or who are without power, are welcome to use the warming site. If you have any questions, contact CityLine 311 at 203-744-4311.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy also has activated the state’s Severe Cold Weather Protocol in anticipation of temperatures in the teens and single digits, with wind chills below zero, over the next few days and nights. The protocol will remain in effect through Saturday, Jan. 10. “We must continue to protect the most vulnerable during these severe cold weather outbreaks,” said Governor 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 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 coordinate with 2-1-1 and Connecticut’s network of shelters to ensure that the state’s most vulnerable populations are protected from the severe cold weather.

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