August 15, 2022

Freezing Weather Grips Local Region, Be Careful in the Cold-Tips to Stay Safe, OL Church Opens as Warming Center

There may not be as much snow as this in Old Lyme today, but it is definitely going to be bitterly cold! Photo by Edie Twining.

LYME/OLD LYME — It is going to be bitterly cold today and high winds may continue. The First Congregational Church of Old Lyme is opening its Fellowship Hall to anyone, who would appreciate its warmth.

If we hear of additional warming centers opening, we will post details as soon as we receive them.

Old Lyme Emergency Management reminds readers that to help reduce the potential for injury or death, there are certain safety rules that should beĀ  observed at all times:

  • NEVER use a portable generator indoors or in an enclosed area such as a basement, garage, shed, or tent. This can result in CO poisoning or death.
  • NEVER use outdoor propane appliances indoors or in enclosed areas. This can result in CO poisoning or death. These include outdoor portable heaters, barbecue grills, and portable generators. Only use appliances indoors that are designed and approved for indoor use.
  • NEVER store or place a propane cylinder indoors or in an enclosed area such as a basement, garage, shed, or tent.
And as a reminder, call Eversource CT if you are without power at 1-800-286-2000 or you can also report an outage by text and receive on-demand text status updates on your restoration.
Information from Eversource can be found at this link: https://www.eversource.com/…/outage-alerts-text-reporting)