After flood damage, Trumbull High School to reopen Monday

September 28, 2018

TRUMBULL - Trumbull High School- closed after several inches of rain created water damage - will reopen on Monday.

The National Weather Service says the town received more than 7 inches of rain from Tuesday’s deluge.

Trumbull High School has been closed since Wednesday.

“The Trumbull Health Department Inspector and Health Director joined a team of administrators and facility personnel in a walk through visit Thursday and the outcome was favorable,” Trumbull schools posted on its Facebook page.

It said the Health Department said the affected areas of the building do not present a health hazard while the remediation process continues as school opens on Monday.

JP McGuire, a professional property damage cleanup and reconstruction company is working on remediating the affected areas of the school.

The work incudes:

Drying processes include the use of fans, air conditioning and dehumidifers.

Pourous materials contamionated by flood waters, such as drywall and carpeting, are being removed and replaced.

Hard surfaces (flooring, wood and metal furniture, appliances and plumbing fixtures) are being cleaned and sanitized per Centers for Diseas Control protocol.

Kitchen area was cleaned and sanitized. Food, paper and equipment were not affected by the flood as they were storece approximately 12 inches off the floor. Food contact surfaces were not affected, but will be sanitized prior to opening.”

Rhonda Capuano, director of health, said “we were very impressed by the preventative cleanup efforts taking place at the school. Since the affected parts of the school do not impact the instructional areas of the school, I see no problem in opening the school while the remediation continues.”

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