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Friday, August 26, 2011

08/26/11 Hurricane Irene Release # 2 From The Town Of Greenwich

This is Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei calling to notify you of the latest preparations in anticipation of Hurricane Irene.

Greenwich should begin to see the impact of the storm beginning Saturday afternoon with tropical force winds. Hurricane force winds may be felt beginning late Saturday evening into Sunday morning through Sunday afternoon.

The Town’s Emergency Operations Center will be activated beginning at 8AM Saturday morning and a Greenwich State of Emergency is effective at 8AM.

Residents living in coastal and low lying areas are asked to evacuate their residences beginning Saturday morning under the threat of severe flooding. Please evacuate to an upland area such as the home of a relative or friend, a hotel or the Town’s Emergency Shelter at the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center located at 449 Pemberwick Road. This shelter is equipped with special cots to assist special needs residents. Remember to take essential items (especially medications) and emergency supplies.

Residents may leave vehicles parked in non-coastal Town of Greenwich municipal parking lots or Greenwich Public Schools(except Greenwich High School) in order to facilitate evacuation. Parking meter rules will be suspended until the Emergency Declaration is lifted.

Questions concerning evacuation or sheltering may be directed to the Town’s Emergency Operations Center at 203-622-7700 after 8AM Saturday, August 27th or Public Safety Dispatch at 203-622-8003.

Please check the Town of Greenwich website www.greenwichct.org or local print and web based media outlets as well local radio WGCH 1490AM for updates and latest storm information.

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