Greenwich Issues Flood Watch; Sand and Bags Availalbe in Pemberwick Park

Residents are being urged to take caution given a flood watch has officially been issued for the Greenwich-area for Sunday evening through Monday afternoon.

A press release from the office of First Selectman Fred Camillo said he was part of a Zoom call on Sunday afternoon on the weather forecast along with Emergency Management Director Joe Laucella, Chief of Police James Heavey and others, including state officials.

File photo of water in Pemberwick Park. Sept 2021

The forecast currently warns of strong winds between 30 to 40 mph from Sunday evening through early Monday morning along with heavy rain that could bring two to three inches across much of the Greenwich area.

Localized flash flooding is possible and there is a potential for some areas of the state, depending on how rain cells form, to potentially receive upwards of five inches of rain.

Greenwich residents to take steps to prepare to protect their homes from any possible flooding.

At the time the town issued its press release at 3:30pm, it said Greenwich Dept of Public Works and Parks & Recreation teams were in the process of delivering sand and bags to Pemberwick Park and that sand and bags would be available for Greenwich residents who may need the supplies to help protect their property and should be available by 4:00pm.

Due to the forecasted high winds, falling trees or limbs may bring down electrical wires and cause localized power outages throughout the night. Residents are reminded not to approach, touch or drive over any utility lines on the ground or in the roadway.

Residents are also reminded not to drive through large pools of standing or moving water in the roadways.  Remember, don’t drown, turn around.

Eversource has activated their Emergency Response Plans and has told the Town of Greenwich that more than 100 crews are on call and ready to respond as needed around the state.

The Greenwich Emergency Management Team will be monitoring this storm throughout the evening to help address any incidents that may occur due to the approaching storm.