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:
- Department of Public Health (CTDPH) – “Cold Weather Tips”
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – “Winter Storms and Extreme Cold
- American Red Cross of Connecticut – “Keep Safe From Artic Chill”
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:
For information and resources on preparing for Cold Weather and a Winter Storm, visit the 2-1-1 eLibrary: