Warming Centers & Cold Weather Information
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.
January 4th, 2018 Winter Storm: The National Weather Service has issued Winter Storm Warnings for all of Connecticut except for Northern Fairfield county. Significant snowfall and strong winds are expected.
- For tips on how to prepare for the storm, visit http://uwc.211ct.org/winter-storms-and-blizzards/
- To report a power outage, contact your local electric provider. Click here to view the list of Utility Service Providers for more information.
- For renters with no heat in their apartment, visit http://uwc.211ct.org/heat-complaints-renters/ for more information.
Warming Centers and Shelters
Click here for a list of warming centers that have been opened throughout the State. To see if there is a specific center in your community, type in your city, town or location, and hit search. 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 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 languages here)
- 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: