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Greenwich Warns Residents: Nor'easter Grow Stronger Sunday Evening

Heavy rain could cause flooding and impact travel in Greenwich on Sunday evening, the town warns.
Heavy rain could cause flooding and impact travel in Greenwich on Sunday evening, the town warns. Photo Credit: Town of Greenwich

GREENWICH, Conn. — flooding, power outages and downed trees are possible, the Town of Greenwich and the Greenwich Police Department warn, as they urge all town residents to take precautions before a nor’easter worsens Sunday evening.

Heavy rains and strong winds – with gusts of 50 to 60 mph – are expected Sunday evening and will continue into the early morning on Monday, the Connecticut Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security said.

With the high winds and rainfall expected to be an inch an hour, localized flooding is expected in low-lying areas as well as flood-prone areas along the shoreline, the town of Greenwich warned.

High tide in Greenwich is at 7:13 p.m. Sunday. Residents are asked to check catch basins to make sure they are not clogged with leaves.

Residents should secure lightweight objects such as lawn furniture and garbage cans. Boat owners are urged to make sure their vessels are secured.

Also, high wind warnings will go into effect at 6 p.m. Sunday for the entire state.

The winds may down tree branches and power lines. In the event of downed wires, remain at least 10 feet away, assume the wire is live and call 911. Maintain the minimum 10-foot distance until Eversource crews arrive to make the area safe. Should you experience a power outage, call Eversource at 1-800-286-2000.

For more information, contact Greenwich Emergency Management Director Dan Warzoha at 203-622-2222 oremoc@greenwichct.org.

Sunday evening and overnight, rain will be heavy at times with strong southeast winds gusting to 50 to 60 mph at the coast and 45 to 55 mph inland.

The strongest winds and heaviest rainfall are expected between 7 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Rainfall rates close to 1 inch per hour are possible, especially in western Connecticut. The strong winds may cause power outages. The heavy rainfall is expected to cause minor to moderate urban flooding and minor river and stream flooding.

Total rainfall is forecast to range from 2 to 3 inches in eastern Connecticut and up to 3 to 5 inches in western Connecticut. The rain and wind are expected to taper off to showers and lighter winds after 1 a.m. Monday.

Showers will continue Monday morning with clearing during the afternoon. Strong winds will shift to the west and continue with gusts of 35 to 45 mph during the day. The strong winds will likely cause additional power outages. The overall impact of this event is still expected to be moderate.

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