GREENWICH, Conn. Is your home at risk of flooding if Hurricane Irene hits Greenwich this weekend? A map from the Connecticut Hurricane Evaluation Study shows which areas in town are at risk of flooding if the storm pushes high waves onto the shore.
On the map, areas shaded light green are at risk of flooding during a Category 1 hurricane. Areas shaded dark green are at risk of flooding during a Category 2 storm. Yellow shaded areas show inundation in a Category 3 hurricane, and the purple shaded areas show anticipated flooding in a Category 4 storm.
The latest forecast predicts Irene could make landfall in the Greenwich area as a Category 1 hurricane at about 5 p.m. Sunday, including winds of 90 to 110 mph and 10 to 15 inches of rain.
The map also indicates where each emergency shelter is located: Central Middle School, Christ Church of Greenwich, Eastern Middle School, Greenwich High School, North Mianus School, North Street School, Parkway School, Senior Center and Western Middle School.
To view the full map online, visit the Army Corps of Engineers website and click Greenwich.
Is your house located in a potential flood zone in Greenwich? How are you preparing? Comment below or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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