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Greenwich Dept. of Health Issues Storm Tips


How to prepare, and emergency contact information
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Greenwich, CT | Added on February 12, 2014 At 12:59 PM

Winter storm "PAX" is predicted to hit our area Wednesday night. The storm will possibly bring significant snowfall causing low visibility, dangerous road conditions and unhealthy cold temperatures. According to Joanna Lipson, Greenwich's Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, it is NOT advisable to go outdoors or travel during the storm. 

Greenwich Dept. of Health Tips During Winter Storm:

1. Residents are encouraged make an Emergency Supply Kit and to keep emergency contact phone numbers handy

2. Follow directions given by Town officials during a storm emergency and remain updated on weather reports and emergency information

3. Keep occupied with activity, eating nutritiously and drinking ample fluids, but avoid excessive caffeine and alcohol

4. Dress appropriately: wear several layers of warm, loose fitting and lightweight clothing rather than one layer of heavy clothing. Mittens are warmer than gloves and always wear a hat as most body heat is lost through the top of the head. Cover your mouth with a scarf to protect your lungs.

5. Shovel snow during a storm only when necessary, over-exertion can be dangerous to your health

6. Watch for signs of Frostbite (loss of feeling and abnormal coloring in extremities) and Hypothermia (bluishness or puffiness of the skin, dilated pupils, decreased respiratory rate, irregular pulse, uncontrollable shivering 

7. When using portable generators, never use indoors (even if garage doors are open) or in enclosed spaces; exhausts from these units contain carbon monoxide. Do not use gas stoves or charcoal grills for heat, they can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning

8. Avoid traveling on the roads during the storm

9. Prepare to survive independently (shelter in place) for several days. Gather disaster supplies (rock salt/ sand, snow shovels, candles, flashlights, battery operated radios, First Aid items)

10. Power outages can pose health hazards. Community shelters (Eastern Middle School and Western Bendheim Civic Center) or warming centers (Police Department Complex and Round Hill Community Center) will be opened if available and needed. (Hours of operation will be made available)

Emergency Contact Phone Numbers:

For all Police, Fire and EMS EMERGENCIES, dial 911

Emergency Helplines --Utilities:  

Aquarion Water Company 1-800-732-9678 

Northeast Utilities  1-800-286-2000

CT Natural Gas Company  (203) 869-6900

Local Non-Emergency Phone Numbers:

Town of Greenwich (203) 622-7700

Greenwich Dept. of Health, Division of Environmental Health (203) 987-1001/622-7838

Greenwich Fire Dept. (non-emergency) (203) 622-3950

Greenwich Police Dept. (non-emergency) (203) 622-8003

Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Service 1-800-379-7700

--American Medical Response (AMR)

Dept. of Parks and Recreation Tree Division (203) 622-7824

Greenwich Chapter, American Red Cross (203) 869-8444

Greenwich Dept. of Social Services (203) 622-3800 

Connecticut Poison Control 1-800-222-1222


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