Winter Weather Storm Prep & Info! Everything you need for #PeopleAndPets!

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Winter Weather Storm Prep & Info! Everything you need for #PeopleAndPets!

This is our Big Y Storm Watch!!!

Shelters across the state will be coordinating with 2-1-1 to help those in need for warming centers. Please check on your neighbors, animals and if you can please consider donating blankets and coats to groups such as the Salvation Army or to your local shelter. Please CLICK HERE to get the latest weather updates from our Weather Partner WTNH.

A list of shelters and warming centers that are open across Connecticut can be located by calling 2-1-1 or visiting

PLEASE CLICK HERE for closings & delays!

United Way 2-1-1 is Connecticut’s statewide, 24 hour, information and referral service. Click on the links below for local, state and federal information and resources available to Connecticut residents regarding extreme cold weather events.

Warming Centers and Shelters

Click here for a list of warming centers that have been opened throughout the State. If there is no warming center listed in your town/city, please note that libraries, senior centers and other public locations are good places to keep warm or seek shelter.

You can also search the 2-1-1 database for homeless drop-in centers that can be visited during the day. And to find a homeless shelter in your area, please dial 2-1-1 or search the 2-1-1 database for listings of shelters.

If you are a city/town official and need to update or list a warming center or shelter, please email with the details and your contact information.

State & Federal Disaster Emergency Service Resources

2-1-1 eLibrary

For additional information and resources on preparing for a Winter Storm/Blizzard or Severe Cold Weather or for safety tips regarding detecting Carbon Monoxide (CO) in the home, see the following 2-1-1 eLibrary papers:

Bitter Cold Temps Can Have An Impact On Your Pets! Please take a moment to check out this story with helpful tips on how to keep your pets safe in the bitter cold including an interview with iHeartCommunities Correspondent Sherry DeGenova! CLICK HERE 

Dept. of Emergency Services & Public Protection - 860-256-0800

Department of Transportation - 860-594-2000

Connecticut 211 - 1-800-203-1234

GET NOTIFIED:Sign up with to receive any emergency information sent out in your town.


STATEWIDE UPDATES Click Here Governor Malloy direct page/press conference schedules and statewide alerts.

CT CHAPTER OF THE RED CROSS Cold Weather Safety Tips from the American Red Cross CLICK HERE

CANCELLATIONS? DELAYS: CLICK here to get to our Big Y Storm Center Powered by WTNH

YOU CAN HELP: With the temperatures getting so cold, you may know someone who needs a little help keeping warm.  This link will provide you with locations across the state. AS always you can call 2 1 1 toll free from anywhere too. CLICK HERE FOR THE INFORMATION


FLIGHT INFO: FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS - link will be periodically updated.

Train Stations/schedules - 

DOT/Dept of Rails

Hartford Train Station

New Haven Train Station

Shoreline East Stations

Metro North/New Haven


CLICK here for an Outage Map

Customers can report power outages by calling 1-800-286-2000 - Staying Informed The Connecticut American Red Cross provides helpful information and resources at For tips and updates from Eversource, like us on Facebook at CLICK HERE.


 The United Illuminating Company UI

To report a power outage, downed power lines or damaged electrical equipment, call UI at 1-800-7-CALL-UI (1-800-722-5584).



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