First Selectman Warns of Christmas Eve Storm with Wind Gusts up to 60-70MPH

On Thursday afternoon, Greenwich First Selectman Fred Camillo created a robo-call warning residents about a large storm system arriving in the area on Christmas Eve.

He noted that the National Weather Service had issued a high wind warning and a Flood Watch covering Greenwich from Thursday until Friday afternoon.

The most severe part of the storm should come between Midnight Thursday and 10:00am on Friday, with 2-4 inches of rain and winds gusting up to 60-70 miles per hour.

Camillo asked residents please to ensure that any items outside are secured so they don’t become dangerous projectiles during the storm.

Also, he warned that the rain  combined with snow on the ground will likely result in localized flooding, and travel on roadways may be extremely hazardous from sundown Thursday night to sunrise on Christmas day.

Lastly he said the weather event was likely to cause power outages.

“So we ask people to make plans for emergency lighting and alternative power for essential devices,” he said.

Temperatures are expected to drop dramatically between Friday night and Saturday.

Eversource has crews on stand by, and Greenwich has crews from Public Safety, Dept of Public Works, and Parks  Rec on stand by as well.

The public safety complex lobby will be open 24 hours as an eremgency warming center.

“Please stay safe and continue to watch out for one another, especially those who might need additional assistance,” Camillo said.