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    Sunday, July 21, 2024

    Lamont activates extreme hot weather protocol in Conn. ahead of next week's heat

    As the state braces for hot weather next week, Gov. Ned Lamont will activate the extreme hot weather protocol for the first time this year.

    The protocol, while enacted, sets up a system where state agencies, municipalities and other partners coordinate with United Way's 211 to ensure information regarding cooling centers is available statewide, Lamont's office said.

    The protocol will start at noon Tuesday, June 18, and be in effect through noon Sunday, June 23.

    The forecast indicates that temperatures during that time will rise into the 90s and higher. Lamont is advising residents, particularly vulnerable populations, to take precautions ahead of the high temperatures.

    "It's looking like we are about to experience our first stretch of very hot conditions so far this year, and it's going to last for nearly a week," Lamont said in a statement.

    Anyone in need of some respite from the heat can find their nearest cooling center by calling 211 or going to 211CT.org.

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