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Posted on: February 12, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Trumbull Citizen Alert regarding Winter Storm Nemo

TRUMBULL CITIZEN ALERT
FIRST SELECTMAN TIMOTHY HERBST
Broadcast February 12, 2013 - 5:00 PM

Good evening. This is First Selectman Tim Herbst calling with my final blizzard recovery update.

The Department of Public Works continued to plow all town roads today and give them a second pass. Today’s warmer weather facilitated snow removal. Be advised that as town equipment attempts to widen town roads even further, driveways may again be snowed in. 

In addition to roadways, the Public Works Department also focused on removing snow from intersections where high snow volumes presented a traffic danger regarding line of sight. We also sent additional resources and manpower into Stern Village to help our seniors and expedite cleanup efforts.

Our biggest focus the last 48 hours has been clearing school roofs and school parking lots. This morning, I spoke with Stamford Mayor Michael Pavia and his city graciously provided us with six plow trucks and drivers for snow removal at our schools. I would like to thank Mayor Pavia and the Stamford Public Works Department for their support and assistance to the people of Trumbull. Tremendous progress was made today and we are hopeful that school will open tomorrow. School Superintendent Ralph Iassogna will contact parents this evening regarding the status of school tomorrow. 

I would like to remind residents to please continue helping our emergency personnel by removing snow away from fire hydrants on your property and attempt to clear storm drains in roads wherever possible. Use caution when driving and be careful at intersections as high snow piles cause blind spots. Drivers should remove all of the snow from the vehicle before driving.

Homeowners are reminded to be aware of carbon monoxide buildup as it can kill you in minutes. Snow should be cleared away from furnace, dryer, and exhaust vents in your home. Outdoor grills should only be used outside and never in enclosed spaces such as garages, basements, or porches.

Finally, I would like to thank all Trumbullites for your support for our Public Works Department emergency personnel during this storm. This was truly a community effort and your support is greatly appreciated.

As we prepare for other winter storms this winter, I encourage you to check the town website regularly, trumbullct.qscend.com, for further updates and information and also like our page at Facebook.com/townoftrumbull and follow us on Twitter @townoftrumbull.


TRUMBULL CITIZEN ALERT
FIRST SELECTMAN TIMOTHY HERBST
Broadcast February 11, 2013 - 6:30 PM

Good evening. This is First Selectman Tim Herbst calling with my evening update concerning recovery efforts after the recent blizzard that hit Trumbull. The Town of Trumbull remains in a state of emergency and the parking ban remains in effect.

The Department of Public Works is continuing to plow roads in town and is giving all roads a second pass. Be advised that as town equipment clears a second lane, driveways may again be snowed in. In light of today’s rain, focus has also been made on clearing storm drains to prevent road flooding.  

Trumbull Public Schools are closed tomorrow, Tuesday, February 12, 2013. This afternoon, School Superintendent Ralph Iassogna and I discussed excessive snow on school roofs. In the interest of protecting the safety of students, teachers and administrators, we are working with the Board of Education to develop a plan to clear snow from the roofs of school buildings this week.  

As I have said in previous phone calls, please continue to help our emergency personnel by removing snow away from fire hydrants on your property and attempt to clear storm drains in roads wherever possible.  

Use caution when driving and be careful at intersections as high snow piles cause blind spots. Drivers should remove all of the snow from the vehicle before driving.

Homeowners are reminded to be aware of carbon monoxide buildup as it can kill you in minutes. Snow should be cleared away from furnace, dryer, and exhaust vents in your home. Outdoor grills should only be used outside and never in enclosed spaces such as garages, basements, or porches.

Stay strong Trumbull. We will meet this challenge together because as Trumbullites, we help each other during difficult times and we will do so again now. Check the town website, trumbullct.qscend.com, for further updates and information and also like our page at Facebook.com/townoftrumbull and follow us on Twitter @townoftrumbull.

This is First Selectman Tim Herbst. Thank you for listening. I’ll be in touch with you again tomorrow.



TRUMBULL CITIZEN ALERT
FIRST SELECTMAN TIMOTHY HERBST
Broadcast February 11, 2013 - 1:30 PM






Good afternoon. This is First Selectman Tim Herbst calling with an update concerning recovery efforts after the recent blizzard that hit Trumbull.

The Town of Trumbull remains in a state of emergency and the parking ban remains in effect.

As of 12:00 AM this morning, all Trumbull roads have been cleared. With today’s rain, we are now focused on clearing storm drains to help prevent road flooding and we are also focused on giving all roads a second pass. 

Trumbull public and private schools are closed for Monday, February 11, 2013.  I just spoke with School Superintendent Ralph Iassogna who advises me that he will make a decision regarding school for Tuesday and advise parents later today.

As we speak, the Town is also assisting the Board of Education in removing snow from all school roofs and parking lots. My sincere thanks to the Department of Public Works and all of our first responders for their hard work and efforts!

As we continue to remove snow and make a second pass with our plows, snow may be pushed into your driveway and residents should be prepared for this. When clearing your driveway, DO NOT leave snow piles in the roadway. Please help our emergency personnel by removing snow away from fire hydrants on your property and attempt to clear storm drains in the roads if possible.

Please use caution when driving and be careful at intersections as high snow piles cause blind spots. Drivers should remove all of the snow from the vehicle before driving.

I have heard inspiring stories of residents helping other residents all around our Town. It is this strong sense of community that Trumbull is known for and hearing stories like this makes me proud to be a Trumbullite!

Homeowners are reminded to be aware of carbon monoxide buildup as it can kill you in minutes. Snow should be cleared away from furnace, dryer, and exhaust vents in your home. Outdoor grills should only be used outside and never in enclosed spaces such as garages, basements, or porches.

Check the town website, trumbullct.qscend.com, for further updates and information and also like our page at Facebook.com/townoftrumbull and follow us on Twitter @townoftrumbull.

This is First Selectman Tim Herbst. Thank you for listening.


TRUMBULL CITIZEN ALERT
FIRST SELECTMAN TIMOTHY HERBST
Broadcast February 10, 2013 - 7:30 PM

Good evening. This is First Selectman Tim Herbst calling with an update concerning recovery efforts after the recent blizzard that hit Trumbull. As you probably now know, Trumbull was among the worst hit by this blizzard. 

The Town of Trumbull remains in a state of emergency and the parking ban remains in effect.

The Town of Newtown’s Public Works department offered their assistance today to help us with our snow removal efforts and I would like to thank them and their First Selectwoman Pat Llodra for their generous assistance. At this time, we have opened at least 95% of the roadways in town. The goal of the Department of Public Works is to have 100% of the roads accessible by the time work ends tonight. Operators will begin working again at 6 AM tomorrow to widen roads during the course of the next few days. As we continue to remove snow and make a second pass with our plows, snow may be pushed into your driveway and residents should be prepared for this. When clearing your driveway, DO NOT leave snow piles in the roadway.

As roads become more accessible, please drive slowly and use caution at intersections as high snow piles cause blind spots. Also remove all of the snow off your vehicle before driving.

Mixed precipitation is expected later tonight into tomorrow and up to a half inch of rain is expected during the day tomorrow. Special consideration should be made regarding roofs and elevated decks for weight issues caused by wet snow. Roadways may flood because of snow blocked drains.

I am asking all Trumbullites to please pitch in to help the Town with storm recovery efforts. Please help our emergency personnel by removing snow away from fire hydrants on your property and attempt to clear storm drains in the roads if possible.

Ambulances are having trouble getting to area hospitals due to terrible road conditions in Bridgeport. At this time, ambulances are only responding to emergency situations within town. All non-emergency calls will be documented and paramedics will respond when there is an improved response capability. Only true emergencies should be called to 911.

Trumbull public and private schools will be closed on Monday, February 11, 2013.

Homeowners are reminded to be aware of carbon monoxide buildup as it can kill you in minutes. Snow should be cleared away from furnace, dryer, and exhaust vents in your home. Outdoor grills should only be used outside and never in enclosed spaces such as garages, basements, or porches. When defrosting and clearing vehicles ensure the exhaust is clear.

Check the town website, trumbullct.qscend.com, for further updates and information and also like our page at Facebook.com/townoftrumbull and follow us on Twitter @townoftrumbull.

Stay strong Trumbull. We have overcome challenges before and we will overcome this one as well. This is First Selectman Tim Herbst. Thank you for listening.


TRUMBULL CITIZEN ALERT
FIRST SELECTMAN TIMOTHY HERBST
Broadcast February 10, 2013 - 12:45 PM

Good afternoon. This is First Selectman Tim Herbst calling with an update concerning recovery efforts after the recent blizzard that hit Trumbull.

The Town of Trumbull remains in a state of emergency and the parking ban remains in effect. Cars parked along roadways have complicated our clean-up efforts. If your vehicle is parked in the road, please move it to your driveway to assist our snow removal efforts.

Snow removal is proceeding at a slow pace because of the heavy amount of snow that needs to be moved. We are asking everyone to stay home, stay safe, and please be patient.  I should also advise residents that as we complete the single pass of roads, throughout the evening and into tomorrow we will be making a second pass. This might cause snow to be pushed into your driveway and all residents should prepare for this.

At this time, 65% of the roadways in town and have been plowed. All main roads north and south are open to traffic. Operators will be plowing through the night to continue making progress.

By tonight, we hope to have one pass completed for all roads in the community. We expect that roads will not be completely cleared until sometime on Monday.

Trumbull public and private schools will be closed on Monday, February 11, 2013.

Homeowners are reminded to be aware of carbon monoxide buildup. Snow should be cleared away from gas, dryer, and exhaust vents in your home. Outdoor grills should only be used outside and never in enclosed spaces such as garages, basements, or porches as carbon monoxide can kill you in minutes.

I am asking all Trumbullites to please pitch in to help the Town with storm recovery efforts. Please help our emergency personnel by removing snow away from fire hydrants on your property. Please be a good neighbor and check in with elderly friends, family and neighbors, especially those residents with special needs.  Trumbullites help each other and that is what makes Trumbull a special community.

Check the town website, trumbullct.qscend.com, for further updates and information and also like our page at Facebook.com/townoftrumbull and follow us on Twitter @townoftrumbull.

This is First Selectman Tim Herbst. Thank you for listening.



TRUMBULL CITIZEN ALERT
FIRST SELECTMAN TIMOTHY HERBST
Broadcast February 9, 2013 - 6:30 PM

Good evening.  This is First Selectman Tim Herbst calling with an update concerning recovery efforts after the recent blizzard that hit Trumbull.

The Town of Trumbull remains in a state of emergency and the parking ban remains in effect. Cars parked along roadways have complicated our clean-up efforts. If your vehicle is parked in the road, please move it to your driveway to assist our snow removal efforts.

Snow removal is proceeding at a slow pace because of the heavy amount of snow that needs to be moved. We are asking everyone to stay home, stay safe, and please be patient. 

At this time, 40% of the roadways in town and have been plowed. All main roads north and south are open to traffic. Operators will be plowing through the night to continue making progress. By tomorrow evening, we hope to have one pass completed for all roads in the community. We expect that roads will not be completely cleared until sometime on Monday.

School superintendent Ralph Iassogna will be making a decision at some point tomorrow concerning the opening of school on Monday and we will advise residents of the decision at that time.

Be neighborly and check in with elderly friends, family, and neighbors, especially those with special needs. Trumbullites can all pull together through these challenging times. It’s what makes our community special.

Homeowners are reminded to be aware of carbon monoxide buildup. Snow should be cleared away from gas, dryer, and exhaust vents in your home. Outdoor grills should only be used outside and never in enclosed spaces such as garages, basements, or porches as carbon monoxide can kill you in minutes.

Please help our emergency personnel by removing snow away from fire hydrants.

Check the town website, trumbullct.qscend.com, for further updates and information and also like our page at Facebook.com/townoftrumbull and follow us on Twitter @townoftrumbull.

This is First Selectman Tim Herbst. Thank you for listening. 


TRUMBULL CITIZEN ALERT
FIRST SELECTMAN TIMOTHY HERBST
Broadcast February 9, 2013 - 1:15 PM

Winter Storm Nemo 

Good afternoon.  This is First Selectman Tim Herbst calling with an important update concerning recovery efforts after the recent blizzard that hit Trumbull over the last 24 hours. 

Trumbull received a total of 34.5 inches of snow- a record amount for our Town. Snow removal on our streets will take time. Almost 20% of roadways in town have been plowed. Plowing has been treacherous with plow trucks getting stuck in snow drifts.  Plows are currently doubling up on roads to move snow. The Department of Public Works plans to open up one lane on every road in the community before continuing to plow curb to curb. We expect that roads will not be completely cleared until sometime on Monday.

The State of Connecticut driving ban on highways is still in effect and the Town of Trumbull remains in a state of emergency.

A short time ago I spoke to school superintendent Ralph Iassogna concerning the opening of school on Monday and we will advise residents of the decision at some point tomorrow.

Homeowners are reminded to be aware of carbon monoxide buildup. Snow should be cleared away from gas, dryer, and exhaust vents in your home. Outdoor grills should only be used outside and never in enclosed spaces such as garages, basements, or porches as carbon monoxide can kill you in minutes.

Please help our emergency personnel by removing snow away from fire hydrants.

Please check the town website, trumbullct.qscend.com for further updates and information and also like our page at Facebook.com/townoftrumbull and follow us on Twitter @townoftrumbull.

This is First Selectman Tim Herbst. Thank you for listening. 


TRUMBULL CITIZEN ALERT
FIRST SELECTMAN TIMOTHY HERBST
Broadcast February 8, 2013

Winter Storm Nemo

Good morning, this is First Selectman Tim Herbst calling to update all of you with an update on the impending snowstorm.

A parking ban is currently in effect for all streets in the Town of Trumbull until Saturday afternoon, February 9th. All vehicles must be moved off the roads to enable our public works crews to properly clear town streets. 

Snow is expected to continue until Saturday afternoon and snowfall totals are estimated to range from 12 – 24” in Southern CT. Strong winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts to 70 MPH may bring down trees and power lines resulting in a moderate number of power outages.

Please DO NOT call 9-1-1 to report power losses. Please report any power losses to the United Illuminating Company at 1-800-722-5584.

In the event of a downed power line or other emergencies, please dial 9-1-1.

The State of Connecticut is planning to close highways as early as noon on Friday. Drivers should take caution when operating their vehicles and follow at a safe distance as roadways may be slippery.

Homeowners should clear snow away from exhaust vents in your home to prevent carbon monoxide buildup and also away from fire hydrants to assist emergency personnel. Generators and outdoor grills should only be used outside and never in enclosed spaces such as garages, basements, or porches as carbon monoxide can kill you in minutes. Generators should be operated at least 20 feet away from your home, away from doors, windows, and air intake vents.

Please check the town website, trumbullct.qscend.com for further updates and information and also like our page at Facebook.com/townoftrumbull and follow us on Twitter @townoftrumbull.

This is First Selectman Tim Herbst. Thank you for listening.  


TRUMBULL CITIZEN ALERT
FIRST SELECTMAN TIMOTHY HERBST

Broadcast February 7, 2013

Winter Storm Nemo

This is First Selectman Tim Herbst. In preparation for the impending winter storm that is forecast to begin Friday, a parking ban will be in effect for all streets in the Town of Trumbull. The ban will begin 9:00 AM, Friday, February 8th, and end on Saturday afternoon, February 9th. All vehicles must be moved off the roads to enable our public works crews to properly clear town streets.

During the storm, roadways may be slippery. Residents should take caution when driving and be sure leave plenty of following distance.

The latest computer models continue to forecast that a major winter storm will impact our area Friday afternoon through Saturday morning. Light and steady snow will begin Friday morning and change to a wintery mix by Saturday afternoon. Heavy snow is expected overnight on Friday, into Saturday morning, ending Saturday afternoon. Total snowfall is expected to range from 12 – 24” in Southern CT.

Strong Northeast winds are also expected with sustained winds of 20-30 MPH Friday night, gusting to 70 MPH at times along the coast. These strong winds may bring down trees and power lines resulting in a moderate number of power outages.
Please DO NOT call 9-1-1 to report power losses. Please report any power losses to the United Illuminating Company at 1-800-722-5584.

In the event of a downed power line or other emergencies, please dial 9-1-1.

Please check the town website for further updates and information and also like our page at Facebook.com/townoftrumbull and follow us on Twitter @townoftrumbull.

This is First Selectman Tim Herbst. Thank you for listening. 

This is First Selectman Tim Herbst. Thank you for listening.