(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, August 2, 2022, Mayor Rilling issued a Heat Advisory for the City of Norwalk through Friday, August 5, due to high levels of humidity and expected hot temperatures through the week. He also shared details on cooling centers that will be available throughout the community and how residents can call 2-1-1 to locate their nearest cooling center.
The National Weather Service issued a Heat Advisory from 11:00 AM, Thursday, August 4 to 8:00 PM Friday, August 5, in several locations in Connecticut, including southern Fairfield County. It noted that heat index values are expected in the middle and upper 90s and that hot temperatures and high humanity can potentially cause heat-related illness.
“Given the increased heat and humidity in the weather forecast this week, I want to remind everyone to stay hydrated and in cool locations,” said Mayor Harry Rilling. “If your home doesn’t have air conditioning or you need a place to stay cool, Norwalk has several cooling centers, such as the Main Branch Library, SoNo Branch Library and the Norwalk Police Department Community Room. Please also remember to check on those most vulnerable to extreme heat during this period. Maybe that’s your friends, family members, neighbors or pets.”
The City encourages residents to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommendations to monitor those at high risk from extreme heat. While anyone can suffer from heat-related illness at any time, some people are at greater risk than others:
The following tips from the CDC can help you stay cool during the hot days ahead:
Homes without air conditioning can be much hotter than outdoor temperatures. Anyone in need of a place to get out of the heat can go to one of the following cooling centers across Norwalk and can also call 2-1-1 to locate their nearest cooling center:
For more information on how to take proper precautions during extreme heat, please visit https://www.ready.gov/heat.