Stamford officials open warming centers

Residents are urged to find a shelter to prevent hypothermia and frostbite. (1/22/14)

STAMFORD - Stamford health officials tried to keep people from being exposed to the cold for too long by opening several city warming centers Wednesday.

Officials told News 12 Connecticut that they wished more people in need used the services provided by places like the Stamford Government Center.

To prevent hypothermia and frostbite, doctors are urging people to wear lots of layers during frigid temperatures.

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Those without a residence are urged to find a shelter. Inspirica CEO Jason Shaplen says that even though the nonprofit shelter is at overcapacity on cold nights, they will make some room.  

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