Greenwich emergency management director dies suddenly amid storm preparations
Just before Henri was about to hit, Greenwich's emergency management director unexpectedly died.
The news of Dan Warzoha death stunned the town right in the middle of a potential disaster.
Warzoha was busy getting ready ahead of the storm, but hours later, he was dead.
"I've known Dan for a very long time and I was shocked," said Greenwich Fire Department Chief Joseph McHugh.
McHugh spent all day with Warzoha and is still stunned.
"It really is so sad because we were speaking frequently on Saturday with Dan about the storm," McHugh recalled.
"It's ironic that he passed during a storm and on a day that he worked literally all day long and was in contact with us all day long," said Greenwich First Selectman Fred Camillo.
Warzoha led the fire department for a decade-and-a-half. Flags now fly at half-staff outside the fire department.
Inside, stunned colleagues remembered a man dedicated to his hometown.
"He leaves a legacy of this department," McHugh said.
Warzoha was a familiar face to News 12 Connecticut viewers as a reassuring voice during major storms.
"Just an all-around great guy. Took pride in Greenwich," Camillo said.
At the Glenville Fire House, where Warzoha started as a young firefighter, Warzoha was also remembered as a man who spent his life keeping Greenwich safe.
Greenwich officials are not releasing a cause of death.
Funeral arrangements for Warzoha are still pending.