This is First Selectman Vicki Tesoro with an important storm update:
We currently have numerous UI restoration crews working in Town. I’m in constant communication with my Emergency Management Team as we continue to work around-the-clock with UI to restore power to all of our residents.
UI has been joined by additional utility crews from other states to provide assistance to our community. The number of residents without power is dropping. Presently 37% of our homes are still without power, down from 52% right after the storm.
Today the National Guard was dispatched with UI to the Hawthorne Substation in Fairfield. This substation, damaged in the storm, services large sections of Trumbull, Easton, and Fairfield. When the substation is brought back online, either tonight or tomorrow morning, it will generate power to approximately 2,000 homes in Trumbull.
UI is still estimating that the majority of our residents, presently without power, will be restored by the end of Saturday. However, based on the severity of the storm’s impact in Trumbull UI is estimating full restoration for all of our residents by Monday.
You can check the power restoration status of your home on the UI website by using this link: https://www.uinet.com/wps/portal/uinet/outages/reportviewoutage/viewoutagemap/
Please continue to check on your elderly neighbors. If you or anyone you know is unable to get to the store please contact Social Services at 203-452-5136 for this and other services and assistance.
A charging station for residents will be located outside of the Trumbull Library on Quality Street tomorrow from 10 AM to 6 PM. Residents must bring their own charging cord and block.
We will begin the town-wide storm cleanup on Monday August 17th. As customary the town will be divided into four quadrants and the program will start in the Whitney Ave. / Daniels Farm Rd. area. We will post a status map on the Town website similar to the one used in the leaf pickup program. FEMA requires only storm related materials no longer than 4 feet in length be placed at the curb neatly for pickup.
Indian Ledge and Twin Brooks Parks remain closed. Long Hill Field, Nothnagle, the Tashua Madison field, Unity Park, Island Brook Park, the Tashua tennis courts, the Tashua Knolls Golf Course, and the Trumbull High School athletic fields are all open.
There is no power to both town pools and as a result the pools will not be operational until next week.
The Pequonnock River Trail, remains closed to ALL activity. Please stay off the trail for your safety and please do not remove barricades or caution tape at any time.
We will reopen closed Town facilities as soon as it is safe to do so.
Please be careful and stay safe.
Thanks for listening.