Extreme Heat or Cold

Extreme heat is a period of high heat and humidity with temperatures above 90 degrees for at least two to three days. In extreme heat your body works extra hard to maintain a normal temperature, which can lead to death. Extreme heat is responsible for the highest number of annual deaths among all weather-related hazards.

Similarly, severe cold weather can cause a higher risk for hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning, heart attacks from overexertion, and even car accidents due to snow and ice.

Remember to check in on your neighbors, especially those who are elderly or disabled, to ensure they are safe.

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Cooling / Heating Centers

  • Trumbull Public Library - 33 Quality Street
    • Monday to Thursday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    • Friday and Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Sunday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Fairchild Nichols Memorial Branch - 1718 Huntington Turnpike
    • Monday and Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    • Tuesday and Thursday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Saturday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Westfield Trumbull Mall - 5065 Main Street
    • Monday - Thursday: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    • Friday and Saturday: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    • Sunday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA - 20 Trefoil Drive
    • Monday - Friday: 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    • Saturday: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Sunday: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Visit the United Way website for a listing of all cooling centers and warming centers in the State of Connecticut.

Preparing for Extreme Heat

The CDC websites below provide helpful tips, information, and resources to help you stay safe in the extreme heat this summer.