Tornado watch remains in effect until 9, town offers safety tips

UPDATED 3:30 PM — There is a tornado watch for Fairfield County and eastern Westchester County through 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, according to the National Weather Service.

The weather service doppler radar, 11:53 a.m., indicated a severe thunderstorm cartable of “producing a tornado 14 miles southwest of Ridgefield — or six miles northwest of Stamford — moving north at 35 mph.” Using the town’s reverse 911 system, First Selectman Peter Tesei informed residents of the watch on Saturday afternoon and urged people in the path of a storm to move indoors and into the lowest level of the building. He said if a storm does hit Greenwich, people should remain away from windows while inside. If driving at the time of the storm, you should not seek shelter under a highway overpass.

 

Other locations in the warning include but are not limited to Georgetown, Danbury and Bethel.

Thunderstorms are expected Saturday afternoon and into the night, some of these storms “will produce heavy rain and strong gusty winds,” according to the weather service.

People needing emergency help should call 911 and for more information call the public safety non-emergency dispatch at 203-622-8003.

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