New Englanders are bracing for a hurricane as Henri is expected to gain strength and make landfall this weekend.
Threats: Flooding, damaging winds, rip currents, power outages, storm surge
States affected: MA, NY, CT, RI, ME, NH
When: Sunday, August 22 - Wednesday August 25
Henri making history
For the 1st time in nearly 30 years, New England is preparing for a direct hit from a hurricane. Tropical Storm Henri, set to become a hurricane, is forecast to impact Long Island and the surrounding coastline starting on Sunday. Hurricane watches have been issued from the South Shore of Long Island to Massachusetts’s Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard and Block Islands. Tropical storm watches are up for areas near the New York City metro area. The last hurricane to directly hit that area was Hurricane Bob back in 1991.
Henri is expected to make landfall by Sunday afternoon bringing with it heavy rainfall, damaging winds, storm surge and strong rip currents. Flooding is especially a concern because the storm’s arrival will coincide with a full moon. A dangerous combination that could bring higher tides and more widespread coastal flooding. Up to 12 inches of rain is expected in some areas and a 3-to 6-foot storm surge is anticipated from eastern Long Island to Boston.
AccuWeather meteorologists have a proven track record of Superior AccuracyTM and timely warnings that businesses rely on. Our team is already hard at work preparing clients for this impending storm, alerting potential dangerous damaging winds, flooding, and power outages.
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Perform a vulnerability assessment of all equipment, processes, and operations
Flooding causes contamination of water systems and can bring pests like mosquitoes
Winds and flying debris will cut power, which may not be restored immediately
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