Governor Malloy Moves to Protect the Vulnerable from the Weekend Cold

Governor Dannel Malloy has directed the Department to Emergency Mangement and Homeland Security and the Department of Social Services to coordinate with 2-1-1 and Connecticut’s network of shelters to ensure the state’s most vulnerable residents are protected from the cold forecast, especially over the weekend.

Malloy says 2-1-1 staff will coordinate among local shelters that need referral information when they stretch capacity limits.The Governor is encouraging everyone to take advantage of the help that is available to them.He is also calling on cities and towns to consider opening warming centers or other facilities to help those in need during the cold snap.

Temperatures at night over the weekend are expected to drop to zero and below , and may not get higher than the teens during the day ,Saturday, Sunday or Monday.

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