Arctic temperatures will impact the area today, January 28, and this weekend. Cold weather will also set the stage for a potential winter storm early next week. The City of Norwalk is advising residents to take common-sense steps to protect their health and safety. Residents in need of shelter or other assistance should contact 2-1-1. Additional information is posted on the City’s Snow Center at norwalkct.org/snow.
Mayor Rilling has opened the Community Room at the Norwalk Police Department to act as a warming center. Residents must wear a well-fitting mask or face covering (two or more layers) over their nose and mouth and secure it under their chin. Those at the Community Room must also physically distance by maintaining a space of at least six feet between themselves and those not from the same household. Other options for warming spaces include visiting friends or family, a movie theater or shopping mall. Please continue to follow all COVID-19 protocols. Here are additional safety tips:
Older adults, infants, and young children, and people with disabilities are especially at risk from the cold. If you have at-risk friends, neighbors, or relatives, check in on them periodically while following COVID-19 public health safety precautions. Consider connecting with family and friends by telephone, e-mail, text messages, video chat, and social media.
For additional winter weather safety tips visit ready.gov, redcross.org and nfpa.org.