Gov. Malloy activates cold weather protocol amid freezing temps
With the cold weather expected to last through the weekend, Gov. Dannel Malloy has activated a severe cold weather protocol.
The protocol puts procedures in place to ensure the people most vulnerable to the frigid weather receive shelter from the cold.
Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim tells News 12 Connecticut he is joining Malloy in taking specific steps to guard against any possible cold-related deaths or injuries due to the extreme weather.
The city's cold weather protocol will be in effect through Sunday morning. Emergency beds will be open at 1062 Fairfield Ave. beginning at 4 p.m.
Homeless Outreach Teams, or HOT, have been passing out fliers with specific information at the Bridgeport Public Library and other places around the city.