Connecticut Winter Weather Updates: Big Y World Class Storm Center is up and running to keep you safe! Cancellations, Weather, Traffic, Trains, Planes & Automobiles! Closures and Emergency Numbers and more! BONUS: Tips for road safety and what to keep in your car for emergencies!
Governor Ned Lamont has activated Connecticut’s Severe Cold Weather Protocol: Here's where to get help.
Wind chill factors are expected to dip into the single digits or lower over the coming days.
The Severe Weather Protocol has been extended due to the storm. The protocol sets up a system for state agencies and municipalities to coordinated with United Way 2-1-1 and Connecticut’s network of shelters to ensure the most vulnerable receive protection from severe conditions.
Anyone in need of shelter is urged to call 2-1-1 to get connected to these services.
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. PleaseCLICK HERE to get the latest weather updates from our Weather Partner WTNH.
United Way 2-1-1 is Connecticut’s statewide phone number, 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.
A list of shelters and warming centers that are open across Connecticut can be located by calling 2-1-1 or visitingwww.211ct.org.
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 thatlibraries,senior centers and other public locations are good places to keep warm or seek shelter.
You can alsosearch 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 orsearch 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the details and your contact information.
State & Federal Disaster Emergency Service Resources
- Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection (CTDEMHS)
- Department of Public Health (CTDPH) – “Cold Weather Tips”
- Department of Public Health (CTDPH) – “Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detection Tips & Resources”
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – “Winter Weather Tips”
- American Red Cross – “Cold Weather Safety Tips”(Information available in 10 different languageshere)
- American Red Cross of Connecticut – “Keep Safe From Artic Chill”
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:
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 withwww.CTAlert.govto receive any emergency information sent out in your town.
STATEWIDE UPDATESClick HereGovernor Lamont's 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
Train Stations/schedules -
POWER OUTAGES & UPDATES: EVERSOURCE
Customers can report power outages by calling 1-800-286-2000
The United Illuminating Company UI:CLICK HERE for an Outage Map
To report a power outage, downed power lines or damaged electrical equipment, call UI at 1-800-7-CALL-UI (1-800-722-5584)