Greenwich officials diligent ahead of Joaquin

Greenwich officials said on Thursday that while it is too early to tell if Connecticut will be in the path of Hurricane Joaquin, they are still preparing for the storm anyway. Town officials said challenges

News 12 Staff

Oct 2, 2015, 2:29 AM

Updated 3,180 days ago

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Greenwich officials said on Thursday that while it is too early to tell if Connecticut will be in the path of Hurricane Joaquin, they are still preparing for the storm anyway.
Town officials said challenges they endured in the wake of Superstorm Sandy have made them take a somewhat different approach to their storm preparedness.
Greenwich Emergency Management Director Dan Warzoha said he has been in weather-watching mode since last weekend. He said crews were out Thursday clearing storm drains of debris.
First Selectman Peter Tesei said the town has practices in place to address potential safety issues.
"We're looking at our equipment, making sure it's in proper working order, that we have fuel and commodities to sustain an event and provide these services," Tesei said.
Officials reached out to the state to procure 25,000 sandbags, should the need arise to provide them to residents.
In addition to flooding, Warzoha said that another worry is trees toppling due to high wind speeds. "The ground has been so dry that if we wind up with 40-, 50-knot winds, that's a problem," he said.
Greenwich officials urge residents to take the same precautions as the town ahead of the storm.


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