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Posted on: February 2, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Easthampton Warming Centers

Easthampton Massachusetts

February 2, 2023 


Contact:  Fire Chief Christopher Norris 

Warming Centers- February 2nd & 3rd

Easthampton, MA- The National Weather Service has outlined some oppressive cold temperatures coming into our region over the next few days.  Cold temperatures combined with wind speeds can significantly reduce the wind chill index and make for dangerous conditions.  The City of Easthampton will be opening up warming centers over the next few days to support anyone in need of a space to find refuge from these environmental elements.  

Friday, February 3, 2023- The Easthampton Council on Aging located at 19 Union Street from 8AM-4PM. 

Saturday, February 4, 2023- The Easthampton Public Safety Complex located at 32 Payson Avenue will be open from 8AM-4PM.  

Everyone is reminded to do the following over the next few days:

  • Dress in several layers of loose-fitting, lightweight clothing instead of a single heavy layer. Outer garments should be tightly woven and water repellent. Wear a hat, mittens (not gloves), and sturdy waterproof boots to protect your arms, legs, hands and feet. Cover your mouth with a scarf to protect your lungs.
  • Make sure to not leave your pets outside for long periods of time
  • If your pipes freeze, open all faucets all the way, remove any insulation, and heat the frozen pipe with a hair dryer or wrap with towels soaked in hot water. Never use an open flame to thaw pipes.
  • Be a good neighbor. Check on family, friends, and neighbors, especially the elderly, those who live alone, those with medical conditions, and those who may need extra help.
  • Make sure emergency generators or secondary heating systems are well ventilated.


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