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Posted on: August 29, 2011

[ARCHIVED] Storm Updates/FS Herbst Declares State of Emergency

12:00 noon Sunday, 8/28 Update from the Emergency Operations Center:  Please continue to stay indoors and off the roads for your own safety and in order to keep streets clear for emergency worker access.  There are many downed wires, trees and tree branches on Town streets.  Your cooperation in staying off the roads will allow quicker clearing of dangerous power lines and storm debris.  Thank you.




10:00 a.m. Sunday, 8/28 Update from the Emergency Operations Center:  First Selectman Herbst, DPW Director Marsilio, and Police Chief Kiely are out checking road conditions, downed power lines and tree-related damage.  UI reports more than 52% of Trumbull is without power at this time.  Although Hurricane Irene has been downgraded to a Tropical Storm, strong winds are predicted to sweep through the area shortly.  Please continue to stay indoors and off the roads for your own safety and to keep streets clear for emergency worker access.



8:00 a.m. Sunday, 8/28 Update from the Emergency Operations Center:  More than 240,000 homes and businesses are without power throughout Connecticut this morning.  The Wilbur Cross and Merritt parkways have been closed and a ban has been declared on tractor-trailer truck traffic on all roads in CT.  Please continue to stay indoors and off the roads.


To contact your utility company to report a power outage:

Click here for UI or call (800) 676-7052

Click here for CL&P or call (860) 947-2000 or (800) 286-2000


6:30 a.m. Sunday, 8/28 Update from the Emergency Operations Center:  High winds continue and trees are down in Trumbull. UI has been notified and is responding. Please "shelter in place" and stay off the roads.  Six to ten inches of rain are expected to fall today.  Hurricane-force winds are expected at around 8:00 a.m. with the eye of the storm entering the area between 11 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Sunday.


First Selectman Timothy Herbst has declared a state of emergency for the Town of Trumbull and has ordered the activation of the Emergency Operations Center in Police Headquarters at 4 PM tomorrow.


Tune in to the Trumbull Education Channel 17/99 for a briefing on the Town’s emergency readiness conducted by First Selectman Herbst, DPW Director Marsilio, and Police Chief Kiely.


Madison Middle School, 4630 Madison Ave., will be open as a last-resort-only shelter. Residents are urged to stay at home, with a neighbor, or a friend or family member out of town. They are also advised to seek out commercial centers, such as the Trumbull Marriott Merritt Parkway at 180 Hawley Lane in Trumbull. 

Please continue to check the Town’s municipal website throughout the weekend for periodic updates.

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