Town remains in state of emergency

According to a town press release, Greenwich remains in a state of emergency. Mandatory evacuations are still in effect for areas 1, 2, and 3 as identified on the Sea, Lake, and Overland Surges from Hurricanes (SLOSH) map found on the town’s website at greenwichct.org/News/Emergency_Operations/Hurricane_Sandy_Evacuations_Ordered.

The next high tide will be at 11:40 a.m. The town has reminded residents that high and long-lasting winds are expected throughout the next 24 to 36 hours and it is likely that trees will be downed by the strong winds, and electricity will be lost for several days. CL&P will commence restoration when the storm abates. Residents have also been reminded that if they lose power to note that generators and automobiles should not be run indoors, or near a door, including garages (with garage doors open) or near windows or vents due to the high risk of Carbon Monoxide poisoning.

The town also reiterated that members of the community who evacuate should remember to pack any necessary medications, three days of clothing and all personal items, such as toiletries, that will be needed for a prolonged stay. A relative should also be made aware when family members evacuate as well as the address of their new whereabouts. Shelters are located at Eastern Middle School at 51 Hendrie Avenue and Western Greenwich Civic Center at 449 Pemberwick Road. Both are activated at this time.

All town parks remain closed until further noticed and schools will remain closed through Wednesday, Oct. 31. Additionally, all Greenwich libraries are closed today, Oct. 29.

To report a gas leak, call Connecticut Natural Gas (CNG) at 1-866-924-5325. For non-emergency related police and fire issues, call 203-622-8000. For general information, visit the town’s website at greenwichct.org.

 

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