(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, July 18, 2022, Mayor Rilling issued an extreme heat advisory for the City of Norwalk, beginning July 19th through Sunday, July 24th and shared details on cooling centers that will be available throughout the community.
The advisory follows Governor Ned Lamont’s announcement advising Connecticut residents to prepare for extreme heat in the next several days. The National Weather Service said a heat wave is expected across Connecticut with temperatures exceeding 90 degrees and humid conditions this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and potentially through the weekend.
“Following Monday’s storm, we are expecting temperatures above 90 degrees, with humidity that could make it feel like it’s nearly 100 degrees,” said Mayor Harry Rilling. “We want everyone – particularly those most vulnerable to extreme heat – to take the proper precautions to stay safe. This includes closely monitoring children and pets and never leaving them alone in a car where temperatures can quickly become life-threatening. In addition to staying hydrated and monitoring those at high-risk of heat-related illness, Norwalk has several cooling centers available. Residents are welcome to go to the Main Branch Library, SoNo Branch Library and the Norwalk Police Department Community Room to stay cool.”
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:
Beginning Tuesday, July 19, 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.