As temperatures dip and wind chills plunge below zero, warming centers are opening up.
The town of Bloomfield is opening warming centers from Jan. 5 through 9.
The Alvin & Beatrice Wood Human Services Center, at
330 Park Avenue, will be open from Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Use the Community/Youth Center entrance on the west side of the building. For information, call 860-769-3566.
Prosser Library, at 1 Tunxis Avenue, will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Monday through Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday. For information, call 860-243-9721.
McMahon Wintonbury Library, at 1015 Blue Hills Avenue, will be open from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday and Friday. For information, call 860-242-0041.
The warming centers have been welcoming people into the warmth since the October snowstorm in 2011.
The town will provide water, but residents should bring their own food. Bring medications, emergency contact phone numbers and any other items you might need during the day. Service dogs are always welcome.
Meanwhile, in Hartford, Mayor Pdero Segarra is vowing to keep shelters open for families and the homeless.
"If we cannot take care of the least among us, we do not deserve to be the city of good hope, the city of Hartford," he said.
All Hartford city shelters will be opened because of the cold weather.
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