WTUS81 KALY 222106
Tropical Storm Henri Local Statement Advisory Number 28
National Weather Service Albany NY AL082021
506 PM EDT Sun Aug 22 2021
This product covers EASTERN NEW YORK AND ADJACENT WESTERN NEW ENGLAND
**HENRI WEAKENS A LITTLE MORE WHILE MOVING WEST-NORTHWESTWARD ACROSS
* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- All watches and warnings have been canceled
* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
* STORM INFORMATION:
- About 40 miles east-southeast of Torrington CT or about 70
miles southeast of Pittsfield MA
- 41.6N 72.4W
- Storm Intensity 40 mph
- Movement West-northwest or 290 degrees at 7 mph
Henri is weakening rapidly as it moves westward across central
Connecticut. The storm will continue to weaken as it moves towards
the New York border for tonight before heading back eastward across
New England for Monday. The main hazard will be flooding
rainfall, as winds will generally remain light enough to avoid
widespread issues across northwestern Connecticut. The heaviest
rainfall looks to occur both for this evening and again during the
afternoon on Monday, as the storm returns back eastward.
This rainfall may result in both flash flooding and main stem river
flooding. Winds gusts reaching close to tropical storm force are
expected in Litchfield County this evening into tonight, which will
result in a few downed tree limbs, but power outages should be fairly
* FLOODING RAIN:
Protect against life-threatening rainfall flooding having possible
extensive impacts across Litchfield County. Potential impacts include:
- Major flooding may prompt many evacuations and rescues.
- Rivers and tributaries may rapidly overflow their banks in
multiple places. Small streams, creeks, canals and ditches may
become dangerous rivers. In mountain areas, destructive runoff
may run quickly down valleys while increasing susceptibility to
rockslides and mudslides. Flood control systems and barriers
may become stressed.
- Flood waters may enter many structures within multiple
communities. In many places, flood waters may cover escape
routes. Streets and parking lots become rivers of moving water
with underpasses submerged. Driving conditions become
dangerous. Many road and bridge closures with some weakened or
Potential impacts from the main wind event are now unfolding across
Litchfield County. Remain well sheltered from hazardous wind having
possible limited impacts. If realized, these impacts include:
- Damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
- Some large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are
shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over.
- A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban
or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on
bridges and other elevated roadways.
- Scattered power and communications outages.
Elsewhere across Eastern Upstate New York and western New England,
little to no impact is anticipated.
Do not enter evacuated areas until officials have given the all
clear to return.
* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:
Remain safely sheltered until conditions improve. When going outside
be sure to stay away from downed power lines, hazardous debris and
If your home or shelter was damaged, be alert to the smell of gas
leaks and be cautious around electrical wiring, broken glass, jagged
metal and wood, and protruding nails and screws.
Check on your neighbors. If necessary, help them connect with their
points of contact.
Allow extra time for emergency vehicles to reach you as they navigate
Do not attempt to return to evacuated areas until local authorities
give the all clear. Allow time for officials to inspect bridges and
overpasses and to mark washed-out roads.
Do not go sightseeing within impacted communities. Sightseers
interfere with the emergency work of first responders.
When inspecting damage, use flashlights rather than candles or flamed
lanterns. Be aware of sparks that can ignite natural gas or other
Do not go up on your roof until the weather conditions are safe.
Ladders can be slippery in the rain and unexpected wind gusts can
blow you off the roof.
When clearing out fallen trees, be careful with chainsaws and axes.
Always wear protective gear and keep others at a safe distance.
Leaning trees and those which have fallen on roofs or power lines can
be especially dangerous. If you are not in good health or unsure
about what you are doing, have someone with tree cutting experience
do the job. Never cut trees without a partner.
If using a generator, avoid carbon monoxide poisoning by following
instructions provided by the manufacturer. Operate your generator in
a well-ventilated space outside of your living area and away from
open doors and windows.
Problems with sewer backups can further contaminate standing flood
waters. Keep children away from flood waters. Also, listen for boil
water alerts as tap water may have become non-potable.
Be alert for potential flooding from rising rivers and streams which
may have yet to crest. Remain informed of the latest river forecasts
and heed any flood watches and warnings.
Be alert for flooded roads which could be compromised or littered
with debris. Avoid travel until water levels subside and roads have
been cleared. Do not drive through places where flood waters cover
the road. Turn around, don't drown!
* ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION:
- For information on appropriate preparations see ready.gov
- For information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.org
- For additional disaster preparedness information see redcross.org
As it pertains to this event...this will be the last local statement
issued by the National Weather Service in Albany NY regarding the
effects of tropical cyclone hazards upon the area.