Greenwich offers sandbags to prevent flooding

Officials in Greenwich handed out sandbags Monday to residents concerned that heavy rains could lead to severe flooding.Homeowners along the Byram River say they're also

GREENWICH - Officials in Greenwich handed out sandbags Monday to residents concerned that heavy rains could lead to severe flooding.

Homeowners along the Byram River say they're also buying sump pumps as a precaution. Many of them had to be rescued from their homes by boat in a similar storm two years ago.

The Greenwich Fire Department is urging residents to keep a close watch on the amount of water in their basements, especially because their furnace may need to be shut off to avoid a fire.

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