The National Weather Service is forecasting that Hurricane Joaquin will impact the Northeast United States Atlantic coastline.
The State of Connecticut, through the Governor’s Office and the State Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Division of Homeland Security, have issued advisory notifications to prepare municipalities for this upcoming event.
First Selectman Peter J. Tesei convened a meeting today with Town Department Managers, the American Red Cross and Emergency Management Director, Dan Warzoha, to discuss preparations for Hurricane Joaquin.
“Based upon preliminary reports, we anticipate that “Joaquin” has the potential for moderate to significant impact to Greenwich, the Selectman’s office said in a statement on Wednesday afternoon.
Town personnel are monitoring the storm, securing all Town facilities, reviewing their response plans and contingency plans, and organizing their human and physical resources to be ready for what may impact our Town. The Town has consistently followed a priority list that addresses life safety issues as the most important area of concern. Other priorities include road closures, safe routing for traffic and pedestrians, and debris removal.
Further updates will be released as new information becomes available.