Connecticut Cooling Centers & Extreme Heat Information & Resources
In addition to our primary role connecting Connecticut residents to the help they need, 2-1-1 is involved in local disaster planning, response and recovery. 2-1-1 is a simple, easily remembered telephone number set aside by the Federal Communications Commission for the public’s use in accessing community services 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week. The need for such services often increases dramatically during and following disasters/severe weather events.
Here are the links to state and federal disaster/severe weather information & resources that are available to Connecticut residents. We will be adding and/or deleting information as we receive updates.
State of Connecticut DPH & DESPP General Information Links:
For additional information and resource links on extreme heat precautions, see the 2-1-1 topical paper on:
For Specific Information available on the 2-1-1 website, see the links below:
- Where to find temporary shelter during warm (heat wave type) weather:
- Extreme Heat Cooling Centers
(If you do not find any temporary information here for your city/town, please remember that your local libraries, senior/recreation centers, pools and other public locations, are a good place to get relief from the heat.
2-1-1 to get the specific locations, telephone numbers and hours to your local library, senior and/or recreation centers.)
- Air Quality Issues: Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Pollution (DEEP)