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BRIDGEPORT, CT – Mayor Ganim and the Office of Emergency Management advise all residents to be cautious from the evening of January 17th through the morning of January 22nd as a period of intense cold will be in the Bridgeport area resulting in very low wind chill values that are forecasted to be below zero.  Residents may utilize the below checklist as a guide to safety during cold weather:

  • Check heating devices.
  • Do not use a stove or oven to heat your home due to potential gas, carbon monoxide, and fire hazards.
  • Ensure that pets are brought inside.
  • Watch for ice on pipes and ground cover.
  • Bundle up if you must go outside.
  • Check on elderly neighbors and family members during colder temperatures.


Warming Centers

Senior Centers (Open only weekdays):

  • Black Rock Senior Center – 2676 Fairfield Avenue, (9:00am-3:00pm)
  • East Side Senior Center – 268 Putnam Street, (9:00am-3:00pm)
  • Eisenhower Senior Center – 307 Golden Hill Street, (9:00am-3:00pm)
  • North End Bethany Senior Center – 20 Thorme Street, (9:00am- 3:00pm)

GBT Station

  • 710 Water Street, Mon- Fri (9am-9pm),

Bridgeport Public Library Branches:

  • Main Branch – 925 Broad Street, Mon & Tues (10:00am-6:00pm), Wed & Thurs (12:00pm-8:00pm), Fri & Sat (10:00am-5:00pm). Sunday (Closed). 
  • Black Rock Branch – 2705 Fairfield Avenue, Mon & Tues (10:00am-6:00pm), Wed & Thurs (10:00am-6:00pm), Fri & Sat (10:00am-5:00pm). Sunday (Closed). 
  • Newfield Branch – 755 Central Avenue, Mon & Tues (10:00am-6:00pm), Wed & Thurs (11:00am- 7:00pm), Fri & Sat (10:00am-5:00pm). Sunday (Closed). 
  • North Branch – 3455 Madison Avenue, Mon, Tues & Wed (10:00am-6:00pm), Thurs (12:00pm- 8:00pm), Fri & Sat (10:00am-5:00pm) Sunday (Closed). 
  • East Side Branch – 1174 East Main Street, Mon (10:00am-6:00pm), Tues (12:00pm-8:00pm) Wed (12:00pm-8:00pm) Thurs (10:00am-6:00pm), Fri & Sat (10:00am-5:00pm) Sunday (Closed). 

South End Community Center- Overnight Stay/Case Worker Support

  • 650 Park Ave– Open 24/7
  • Limited overnight capacity
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