Governor Ned Lamont today announced that due to a weather forecast indicating that temperatures over the next couple of days are expected to be very hot and humid, he is directing Connecticut’s extreme hot weather protocol to be activated effective at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, and remaining in effect through 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 7, 2023.

The current forecast indicates that temperatures over this period will rise close to or into the low 90s, and the heat index is expected to reach into the mid-90s in certain inland areas of the state.

The purpose of this protocol is to ensure that the most vulnerable populations receive protection from the hot conditions. While enacted, a system is set up for state agencies, municipalities, and other partners to coordinate with United Way 2-1-1 to make sure that information regarding cooling centers is available statewide, providing a location to get some relief.

Governor Lamont is advising those in Connecticut, particularly those who are most vulnerable, to take precautions ahead of the high temperatures. Cooling centers are opening statewide. Anyone in need of a place to get out of the heat can locate their nearest cooling center by calling 2-1-1 or viewing the list online at

“We may have thought that the hot summer temperatures were over for the season but it looks like we are getting another stretch of heat this week,” Governor Lamont said. “Anyone vulnerable to the heat is advised to take precautions. Cooling centers are open throughout Connecticut and can be located by calling 2-1-1 or visiting”

Stephen Krauchick

By Stephen Krauchick

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