Hurricane Henri is expected to arrive in Connecticut early Sunday. The track of the hurricane – as of Saturday afternoon – puts landfall further west along the Connecticut coastline than originally predicted.
Henri is predicted to make landfall in the Madison area early evening Sunday, August 22. The National Hurricane Center predicts there could be sustained winds of 70 mph with gusts up to 85 mph. Leading up to the evening landfall, wind and rain are expected to intensify as the day progresses. As much as 3 to 6 inches of rain is expected.
With the rain and high tide cycles, moderate flooding may occur along the coastline and along rivers Sunday with a storm surge of 3 to 3 ½ feet. The storm is expected to move out of the area overnight Sunday into Monday.
In preparation for the storm, our team of first-responders with extra staff and equipment have been staged to respond to any situation that may arise from this weather event. As of this evening (Saturday, August 21), ferry service to both Island Beach and Great Captain Island is suspended until further notice.
Please do not risk your safety and that of our Town’s first-responders - police, fire, EMS, Parks & Trees and Public Works - by visiting our waterfront during the storm. Please shelter in place.
Should you need to evacuate your home, the John Margenot Atrium, located at the Town of Greenwich Public Safety Complex at 11 Bruce Place, has been designated a cooling and charging station. Open 24 hours. Please wear a mask and maintain proper social distancing if you come to use the facility.
For businesses participating in the outdoor dining experience this summer, they should ensure that all tables, chairs, tents and umbrellas are brought indoors. Residents are advised to secure their outdoor furniture. It is advisable that residents have a supply of non-perishable food, as well as water, first aid materials, flashlights and batteries, and a supply of their prescriptions.