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Posted on: December 10, 2023

First Selectman Fred Camillo urges residents to take caution during flood watch

DEC 10 330 PM UPDATE SUNDAY

First Selectman Fred Camillo is urging residents to take caution after he was informed that a flood watch has officially been issued for the Greenwich area for Sunday evening through Monday afternoon. 

 

Camillo was part of a Zoom call on the weather forecast along with Emergency Management Director Joe Laucella, Chief of Police James Heavey and others, including state officials. The forecast currently warns of strong winds between 30 to 40 mph from Sunday evening through early Monday morning along with heavy rain that could bring two to three inches across much of the Greenwich area. 

  

Localized flash flooding is possible and there is a potential for some areas of the state, depending on how rain cells form, to potentially receive upwards of five inches of rain.  Camillo and Laucella are encouraging Greenwich residents to take preparedness steps to protect their homes from any possible flooding.   

  

The Greenwich Department of Public Works and Parks and Recreation teams are in the process of delivering sand and bags to Pemberwick Park. These sand and bags will be available for Greenwich residents who may need the supplies to help protect their property and should be available by 4 p.m. 

  

Due to the forecasted high winds, falling trees or limbs may bring down electrical wires and cause localized power outages throughout the night. Residents are reminded not to approach, touch, or drive over any utility lines on the ground or roadway. Residents are also reminded not to drive through large pools of standing or moving water in the roadways.  Remember, don't drown, turn around. 

  

Eversource has activated its Emergency Response Plans and has told the Town of Greenwich that more than 100 crews are on call and ready to respond as needed around the state. 

  

The Greenwich Emergency Management Team will monitor this storm throughout the evening to help address any incidents that may occur due to the approaching storm. 


Register at www.greenwichalerts.org to register for emergency alerts. 

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