No school Monday or Tuesday, Herbst urges evacuation of 300 homes near Twin Brooks

The following is a transcript of the Trumbull Citizen Alert sent earlier this afternoon:

This is First Selectman Tim Herbst. In light of the impending hurricane that is forecast to begin Monday, I am amending my original declaration and I have declared a state of emergency for the Town of Trumbull beginning at 12:00 PM today.

Trumbull Public Schools will be closed on Monday and Tuesday of this week. Should there be additional cancellations, you will be notified accordingly.

There will be a parking ban effective immediately. All vehicles must be moved off the roads to enable our public works crews to properly clear town streets.

During the storm, please remain in your homes if possible.

The forecast is for high winds and heavy rain. This could result in a loss of power. 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.

Our police, fire and public works departments are working diligently to keep us safe and to clear the roads during this storm. When the storm ends, we anticipate additional hours to complete the cleanup of the Town. We ask for your patience and cooperation.

Please check the town website, for further updates and information and also follow us at and Twitter feed @townoftrumbull.

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

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In addition to the above message, Herbst also took to his Twitter account to urge the evacuation of about 300 homes in the low-lying flood plain around Twin Brooks Park. Herbst also said the Center at Priscilla Place would be available as an emergency shelter once the storm starts.