Hurricane Henri Update - 8/21/2020, 7:00 PM
The Trumbull Emergency Management team has been monitoring the storm and is making preparations.
Tropical Storm Henri strengthened to a hurricane earlier today. Hurricane Henri is forecast to continue moving up the U.S. east coast tonight. The first effects of Henri are still expected to begin between 6:00 AM and 10:00 AM Sunday morning. Wind and rain are expected to steadily increase during the late morning and thru the afternoon. Henri is now forecast to make landfall near Old Saybrook, CT Sunday evening between 6:00 – 7:00 PM as a strong tropical storm with sustained winds of 65 MPH and gusts to 80 MPH.
Moderate River and Major Urban Flooding Expected: Henri is forecast to bring 4" – 8" of rainfall to western CT and 2" – 4" in eastern CT. This rainfall will likely cause moderate to major urban flooding and moderate river and stream flooding in western CT and minor to moderate urban and small stream flooding in eastern CT Sunday afternoon and evening.
Moderate to Major Tree and Powerline Damage Possible: Winds may gust to 65 – 80 MPH at times in southeastern CT Sunday afternoon and evening with wind gusts of 40 – 60 MPH across the rest of the state. These strong wind gusts could cause major tree and powerline damage across the state.
Please prepare now for the storm and visit the town website for more information on storm preparations: https://www.trumbull-ct.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1734
Tropical Storm Henri Update - 8/20/2020, 7:00 PM
This is First Selectman Vicki Tesoro with important information about Tropical Storm Henri:
The National Weather Service at this time is predicting that our area will see the effects of Tropical Storm Henri beginning tomorrow night through Sunday. We can expect high winds and rain.
We are anticipating significant tree damage throughout the State. UI is geared up for large scale power outages. We are asking all residents to prepare for extended times for restoration.
If you have a power outage – Contact United Illuminating 800-722-5584 or www.uinet.com. Residents who lose power are encouraged to shelter in place until it is safe to travel. If you are in need of shelter, please reach out to family and friends.
If there is a Life Safety Emergency – call 911.
For help in a non-emergency situation, please call the Trumbull Police Department non-emergency number, 203-261-3665.
Please also remember to check your elderly and disabled neighbors to be sure they are safe.
Please remember to operate generators at a safe distance from your home to prevent carbon monoxide from entering the home.
Residents are advised to secure all loose items outside.
Please stay away from all down power lines.
Individuals who are medically compromised are reminded to review their contingency plans.
Please register for the Trumbull Citizen Alert System, https://www.trumbull-ct.gov/408/Trumbull-Citizen-Alert, for emergency information. Individuals with disabilities who need assistance can register by calling the Director of Information Technology at (203) 452-5101.
Please prepare now for the storm and visit the town website for more information on storm preparations. https://www.trumbull-ct.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1734
Check the Spotlight and Town News on the Town website's home page: https://www.trumbull-ct.gov
Please stay safe.
Thanks for listening!