Given the heat index forecasted to be in the mid-90’s during the Fourth of July weekend, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy urges residents to take steps to stay cool and safe… and to check on the welfare of those who are homebound or otherwise vulnerable to heat stroke.
“Although this heat wave will not be excessive, we are now into the summer season and everyone should take the necessary precautions during times of intense heat and humidity,” Gov. Malloy said in a prepared statement today (July 3.)
“A few simple steps can greatly reduce heat-related issues, especially for the elderly, the very young and people with respiratory ailments who are more susceptible to the effects of high temperatures,” he said.
“Any resident looking for a place to cool off should call 2-1-1 to find out where their closest cooling center is located.”
He also offered these safety tips: