ALERT CENTER: Gov. Lamont activates Connecticut extreme hot weather protocol
Gov. Ned Lamont has activated the state's extreme hot weather protocol as the summer's first heat wave is expected to begin this week.
Connecticut’s extreme hot weather protocol will be activated beginning at 8 a.m., and remain in effect through 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 24.
Several days this week will reach more than 95 degrees, with the heat index expected to go over triple digits.
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The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the entire state beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday.
“I strongly urge anyone who needs a place to cool off to call 211 to find their nearest available cooling center. Everyone should take the necessary precautions as the heat rises over the next several days. A few steps can greatly reduce heat-related issues, especially for the elderly, the very young, and people with respiratory ailments who are more susceptible to the effects of high temperatures,” Lamont says.
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To find cooling centers, call 211 or click here.