GREENWICH, Conn. -- As Hurricane Joaquin gained steam, Greenwich First Selectman Peter J. Tesei convened a meeting Thursday with Town Department Managers, the American Red Cross, and Emergency Management Director Dan Warzoha, to discuss preparations.
The National Weather Service is forecasting that Hurricane Joaquin could impact the coastline in the Northeastern U.S., the State of Connecticut issued advisory notifications to municipalities to prepare for the storm.
Based upon preliminary reports, Joaquin has the potential for moderate to significant impact to Greenwich. Town personnel are monitoring the storm, securing all town facilities, reviewing their response plans and contingency plans, and organizing their human and physical resources to be ready for what may impact our town.
"The town has consistently followed a priority list that addresses life safety issues as the most important area of concern," the town said in a statement. "Other priorities include road closures, safe routing for traffic and pedestrians, and debris removal."
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