East Hartford, CT — Governor Ned Lamont has issued a hot weather protocol from Tuesday, August 2 through Friday, August 5 due to very hot and humid forecast.
East Hartford is once again reminding residents to drink plenty of water throughout these hot days, wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing and limit time outdoors. Residents should also remember to regularly check on infants and children as well as elderly or physically ill, because they are at a greater risk for heat-related illnesses. Those individuals should be very cautious of sun exposure.
Among various symptoms of heat-related illnesses are headache, dizziness, fatigue, anxiety, nausea, vomiting, low pulse rate and others. Additional symptoms may include, but are not limited to, cold, pale and clammy skin or hot, flushed dry skin. Those who don’t have air conditioning at their home are advised to choose various indoor places to go for relief from the heat, like malls, theaters or designated cooling centers in town.
Please remember the Town of East Hartford has five outdoor pools that can provide some relief during hot days. For information on pool use, requirements and hours, please see this link.
There are several municipal buildings residents can visit if they are in need of some relief from the heat:
- The East Hartford Public Safety Complex Lobby at 31 School Street is open 24/7.
- East Hartford Public Library at 840 Main Street is open Monday and Friday 9 AM – 5 PM; Tuesday- Thursday: 9 AM to 8 PM and Saturday, 10 AM – 2 PM.
- East Hartford Senior Center, 15 Milbrook Drive is 8:30 to 4:30 PM.
*Note: No special staff or services will be offered at any of these cooling locations.
If any person experiences heat stroke or heat exhaustion, seek medical help immediately by calling 911.