Heavy wind and rain to affect CT: closing and preparedness information.

December 24, 2020 By Hartford HealthCare

Dec. 24, 1:00 pm

Santa blows in with a storm: Closing and preparedness information.


Christmas Eve and Day comes with heavy rains, strong winds, and pockets of fog across the state. The temperatures are warm but the other conditions could mean power outages, flooding, or challenging road conditions before the storm clears out by Christmas afternoon. 

Most Hartford HealthCare ambulatory sites and all COVID-19 testing locations are closed on Christmas for the holiday.

  • All Charlotte Hungerford Hospital  Outpatient Behavioral Health Programs will be closing at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 24th  for Christmas Eve and will also be closed on Friday, December 25th for Christmas Day. It will reopen for services on Monday, December 28th.

Here are some safety tips from Hartford HealthCare:

The American Red Cross suggests putting together a supply kit that includes:

  • Water—at least a 3-day supply; one gallon per person per day.
  • Food—at least a 3-day supply of non-perishable, easy-to-prepare food.
  • Flashlight.
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible).
  • Extra batteries.
  • First aid kit.
  • Medications (7-day supply) and medical items (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, etc.).
  • Multi-purpose tool.
  • Sanitation and personal hygiene items.
  • Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies).
  • Cell phone with chargers.
  • Family and emergency contact information.
  • Extra cash.
  • Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers).
  • Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl).
  • Tools/supplies for securing your home.
  • Sand, rock salt or non-clumping kitty litter to make walkways and steps less slippery.
  • Warm coats, gloves or mittens, hats, boots and extra blankets and warm clothing for all household members.
  • Ample alternate heating methods such as fireplaces or wood- or coal-burning stoves.

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