Hurricane Earl

Hurricane Earl threatens the East Coast on Labor Day weekend

Schools to close early ahead of storm

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Schools across the state have announced early dismissals Friday ahead of Hurricane Earl’s arrival.

Among the schools implementing early dismissals in our region:

  • Trumbull
  • Seymour
  • St. Joseph High School in Trumbull
  • Shelton

But Western Connecticut State University meteorologist Bill Jacquemin downplayed the storm’s effect on Southwestern Connecticut.

“It will be a brief event,” he said. “It’s not even going to seem unusual for this area.”

Any severe weather will most likely hit New Haven and New London County, while lower Fairfield County will stay relatively untouched, Jacquemin said.

To see a comprehensive list of storm-related closings and early dismissals, please click here.

Should schools in Fairfield County close early? Are school officials overreacting — or protecting our children?

Jamie DeLoma

2 Responses

  1. Jamie DeLoma says:

    I don’t think those communities should face much of anything. According to the state Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, towns in western Connecticut are not forecast to see any “significant impact.”

  2. Bob says:

    I don’t know about overacting. What I am surprised is the schools that have not announced early closings like Milford, New Haven and other Shoreline areas that will receive the brunt of anything that hits coastal CT.