The town sent out an alert noting the The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch starting Friday morning at 2:00am until Saturday morning at 6:00am.
The forecast calls for heavy rain starting Thursday night and continuing into Saturday morning and First Selectman Fred Camillo is urging residents to be prepared and take precautions.
The Town will continue to monitor the slow-moving coastal storm and there is the possibility of not just rain but also gusty winds, and minor coastal flooding to our area. Emergency Management Director Joe Laucella said 2-4 inches of rain are expected with localized amounts in excess of 5 inches possible late tonight into Saturday morning.
Most of the rain is expected to fall between early Friday morning into Friday evening.
Minor coastal flooding causing flooding up to 1-1/2 ft above ground level is expected for our area from tonight through Saturday morning. This event presents an area wide minor urban, poor drainage, and low-lying area flooding threat as well as a minor quick responding river/stream flood threat.
Residents should monitor the weather and take flood precautions for their families and homes if necessary. Residents should not drive through flooded areas and remember to “Turn Around, Don’t Drown.”
In the event of quick rising water, move to higher ground.
For a list of emergency preparedness tips, or to register for Greenwich Emergency Alerts, please visit www.GreenwichAlerts.org