GREENWICH, CT — As of Sunday evening, still 3,595 Greenwich households are without power, which represents nearly 13 percent of the town.
Eversource has vowed to restore power to almost everyone in Greenwich by 6 p.m. Tuesday.
On Sunday, Greenwich officials said 27 roads remain closed, 63 are passable but still with partial blockages, and 23 roads are passable by two lanes with debris or wires still requiring cleanup.
Important information and resources from the town of Greenwich:
The Fire Department has been responding to numerous carbon monoxide alarms, many caused by portable generators. If the concentration of carbon monoxide is above 35 ppm, it can be toxic. Early symptoms are Headache, Nausea, Dizziness, and Fatigue. Most causes during outages are from portable generators. Place generators outside 20′ from any structure. Shut windows that are on that side of the home. If you experience any of these symptoms, call 911.
Bottled Water and Meals Ready to Eat (MRE)
The Town of Greenwich is distributing bottles of drinking water and ‘meals, ready to eat’ at two distribution sites for Greenwich residents. The American Red Cross Metro New York Chapter and the Town of Greenwich, Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T) will be coordinating the distribution.
The distribution will be 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM August 8th (Saturday) and August 9th (Sunday), 2020.
- Round Hill Fire House at 166 Old Mill Road, Greenwich
- Banksville Fire House at 33 Bedford-Banksville Road, Banksville, NY
The Greenwich Police Department has been performing welfare checks at various locations throughout the Town. If you need the Greenwich Police Department to check on an elderly or vulnerable person who resides in Greenwich, please call 203-622-8004. Please continue to check on your elderly relatives and neighbors to be sure they are doing well during this outage.
Previous Relevant Information
Cooling and Charging Stations
The John Margenot Atrium, located within the Town of Greenwich Public Safety Complex at 11 Bruce Place, has been designated a cooling and charging station and is open 24 hours a day. Please wear a face mask and maintain proper social distancing if you come to use the facility.
The Emergency Operations Center plans to make the Greenwich Senior Center, 299 Greenwich Avenue, a cooling and charging station on Monday and Tuesday (August 10th and 11th) between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM. There will not be any food service or restroom facilities available.
Department of Public Works
Storm Debris- Please remember the Town will clean up downed Town trees in the right of way. Please do not put your own private property trees/branches or other debris out in the street or right of way – it will not be picked up and may endanger recovery efforts.
If your private refuse hauler cannot get to your residence for your debris; organic material – like spoiled food – should first be transported to the Town Transfer…