This is First Selectman Vicki Tesoro with an important storm update:
UI restoration crews along with crews from other states continue to work to restore power in Trumbull. As of 12:30 this afternoon, 5% of our homes remain without power. This is down from a high of 52% on Tuesday. Progress is being made but that is little comfort to those still without power.
The pace of restoration is a frustrating situation for our residents. Residents in Easton, Weston, Westport, and Fairfield are experiencing that same frustration. These communities, like Trumbull were devastated by this storm. I and my emergency management team continue to work around the clock with UI to remedy the remaining issues.
Several of the remaining outages require the replacement of utility poles and other equipment. As I have reported to you in my previous calls UI is still estimating full restoration for all of our residents by Monday night.
It is important for our homeowner’s to know that if the utility pole to the house electrical service wire was disconnected during the storm, the homeowner needs to contract with a private electrician to restring and reconnect the wire. Once that is complete, the homeowner must contact UI for power restoration.
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/
As a reminder, intersections with traffic lights that are out should be treated as stop sign intersections.
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. I want to thank all of the Trumbullites who have voluntarily stepped up to assist their neighbors.
We will begin the town-wide storm cleanup on Monday August 17th. 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 can be included in this pickup. Please place storm debris no longer than 4 feet in length neatly at the curb for pickup.
As a reminder the Public Works Department does not remove private trees from your yard or driveway. If you have a fallen tree you must cut it up into four foot sections and place it by your curb for pickup.
Indian Ledge Park, Old Mine Park, and Twin Brooks Park 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.
Tashua Pool now has power. I will announce this week when the pool is operational. Beach Pool still has no power.
The Tait Rd.-Whitney Ave. section of the Pequonnock River Trail is passable, safe, and now open. All other sections remain closed.
We will reopen closed Town facilities as soon as it is safe to do so.
Please be careful and stay safe.
Thanks for listening.