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Tropical Storm Henri Local Statement Advisory Number 28
National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA  AL082021
503 PM EDT Sun Aug 22 2021

This product covers Southern New England

**HENRI CONTINUES TO WEAKEN OVER LAND** 

NEW INFORMATION
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* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - All watches and warnings have been canceled

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - None

* STORM INFORMATION:
    - About 130 miles west-northwest of Nantucket MA or about 50 
      miles west-southwest of Providence RI
    - 41.6N 72.4W
    - Storm Intensity 40 mph
    - Movement West-northwest or 290 degrees at 7 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
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Henri is inland and weakening as it continues to push further inland. 
Henri will lift northwestward into early Monday morning. Henri then will
move eastward across southern New England moving into the Gulf of 
Maine on Tuesday. Flooding rain is still a risk as Henri exits the 
region. 

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
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* FLOODING RAIN:
Additional impacts from flooding rain are still a concern across
Connecticut and western Massachusetts tonight. As Henri moves across
southern New England tomorrow there will be renewed rainfall that may
produce flooding. Remain well guarded against life- threatening flood 
waters having further impacts of extensive potential.

* WIND:
Little to no additional wind impacts expected.
    - Community officials are now assessing the extent of actual wind 
      impacts accordingly.
    - Emergency response teams are attending to casualty situations 
      as needed.
    - Emergency work crews are restoring essential community 
      infrastructure as necessary.
    - If you have an emergency dial 9 1 1.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
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* EVACUATIONS:

RECOVERY PHASE - 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 
flooded areas.

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 to see if everyone in your group is OK. Administer first aid to 
those who are injured. If possible, call 9 1 1 for any serious 
injuries. Remember, it may be difficult for emergency responders to 
arrive quickly. 

Check in with your emergency points of contact. Let them know your 
location and status. Keep conversations short and to the point. Do 
not tie up communications systems.

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 
road hazards.

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.

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.

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

NEXT UPDATE
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As it pertains to this event...this will be the last local statement 
issued by the National Weather Service in Boston/Norton MA regarding 
the effects of tropical cyclone hazards upon the area.

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