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State Again Activates Severe Weather Protocol

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is reactivating Connecticut’s action plan for severe cold weather, as bitter cold is predicted to return to the state.

Under the protocol reactivated Monday, the state’s Departments of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Social Services and Mental Health and Addiction Services, and Housing must coordinate with 211 and the state’s network of shelters to make sure the state’s most vulnerable residents, including the homeless, are protected from the frigid temperatures.

Weather forecasters have predicted temperatures to drop down to the teens over the next several days.

Malloy urged anyone in need of shelter to call 211. He also encouraged local communities to set up warming centers.

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See Info-Line’s list of warming centers and shelters

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