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Posted on: August 6, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Tropical Storm Isaias Update - 8/6/2020, 8:30 PM

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Good Evening,

This is First Selectman Vicki Tesoro with an important storm update:

Tuesday’s storm was the 3rd worst storm in CT’s history. Trumbull incurred devastating damage as did many of our surrounding communities. While there is more to do, we have made significant progress clearing our roads so that our residents can drive safely and our police, fire and EMS teams can respond quickly to any emergency. As always, their performance and dedication is second to none.

I also want to recognize our Public Works and Parks Department employees who are working 24/7 and I want to thank them and their families for their sacrifices on our behalf.

My priority is to work with UI to restore power to all our residents as quickly as possible.  Like Trumbull, every Community is experiencing the frustration with the pace of restoration. We insisted that UI provide us with the manpower and equipment we need and they have responded by adding additional crews to speed up the effort.

As of this evening, UI is estimating that the majority of our residents, presently without power, will be restored by the end of Saturday. Full restoration for all of our residents will be by Monday. I am encouraging them to do better.

I have personally spoken with Congressman Himes, Lt. Governor Bysiewicz, State Senator Marylyn Moore and State Representative Dave Rutigliano, informing them of our issues that have resulted from the storm and requesting their assistance. 

The Town of Trumbull will operate charging stations for residents outside at the following locations:

  • Trumbull Main Library (Quality Street)
  • Trumbull Senior Center (Priscilla Place) 

These stations were open today from 4 PM until 8 PM and will be open tomorrow from 8 AM to 8 PM.

Residents must bring their own charging cord and block.

Long Hill Field, Nothnagle, and the Tashua Madison fields are open again for scheduled play. There is still no power to both town pools and as a result the pools will not be operational until next week. 

As a reminder the Pequonnock River Trail, remains closed to ALL activity. Overhead hazards, as well as obstacles on the trail, do not allow passage of walkers, riders, and, most importantly, emergency vehicles should someone require assistance. The trail is impassable at this time. Please stay off the trail for your safety and please do not remove barricades or caution tape at any time.

We will reopen other closed Town facilities as soon as it is safe to do so. 

I continue to emphasize that due to the COVID crisis, local shelters are not open at this time. Residents that need assistance please call 211. The first choice should be to shelter with family or neighbors, if possible.

Please be careful and stay safe.

Thanks for listening.

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