Severe Cold Weather

Every hour of every day, United Way 2-1-1 connects Connecticut residents to the help they need. During weather-related and other emergencies, 2-1-1 is also involved in local response and recovery efforts. Below are the links to local, state and federal disaster information & resources available to Connecticut residents regarding the “Severe Cold Weather Event (January 2013)”.

State & Federal Disaster Emergency Service Resources:

Local Shelters and Warming Centers

As information on overnight shelters & warming centers and other resources becomes available, 2-1-1 will add information to the links below. If you do not see warming centers listed for your city/town, libraries, senior centers and other public locations are suggested as warming centers during severe cold weather events.

Where to find temporary shelter during cold/warm weather:

  • Cold Weather Shelters/Warming Centers

Where to find overnight shelters:

2-1-1 eLibrary:

For information and resources on preparing for Cold Weather and a Winter Storm, visit the 2-1-1 eLibrary: