Trumbull calls on residents to help prep for Hurricane Nicole remnants Friday

Trumbull officials are asking residents to assist with storm preparations as the city braces for the arrival of the remnants of Hurricane Nicole Friday.

Trumbull officials are asking residents to assist with storm preparations as the city braces for the arrival of the remnants of Hurricane Nicole Friday.

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TRUMBULL — The town has asked residents to help prepare for the arrival of what remains of Hurricane Nicole when it reaches Connecticut on Friday.

“Working together, we can better prepare for the storm's impacts,” officials said in a statement Wednesday.

Connecticut and surrounding states are expected to see moderate to heavy rainfall from Friday afternoon through Saturday morning as the remnants of Hurricane Nicole batter the region. Nicole hit the Bahamas as a tropical storm Wednesday afternoon and was reclassified as a Category 1 hurricane by Wednesday night. It is expected to make landfall on the east coast of Florida Wednesday night or Thursday morning. 

Several Connecticut airports canceled flights to or from Florida Wednesday and Thursday in anticipation of poor weather conditions.

Trumbull officials said they expect strong winds and two to three inches of rain as Nicole passes through Connecticut. Poor weather conditions combined with falling leaves will raise the possibility of flooding, officials said, suggesting leaves could clog drains or other water outlets.

Officials asked Trumbull residents to do their part to assist with storm preparation by transferring leaves from roadways to their property and clearing out storm drains in their neighborhood.

While crews are “aggressively” removing as many leaves from roadways as they can, officials said, “it is impossible to address every street in the town's 210 miles of roads.”

caroline.tien@hearst.com