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Tropical Storm Henri Local Statement Advisory Number 28
National Weather Service New York NY AL082021
548 PM EDT Sun Aug 22 2021
This product covers Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut
**HENRI WEAKENS A LITTLE MORE WHILE MOVING WEST-NORTHWESTWARD ACROSS
* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- The Tropical Storm Warning has been cancelled for Northeast
Suffolk, Northern Fairfield, Northern Middlesex, Northern
Nassau, Northern New Haven, Northern New London, Northern
Westchester, Northwest Suffolk, Southeast Suffolk, Southern
Fairfield, Southern Middlesex, Southern Nassau, Southern New
Haven, Southern New London, Southern Westchester, and Southwest
* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
* STORM INFORMATION:
- About 100 miles northeast of New York City NY or about 50 miles
northwest of Montauk Point NY
- 41.6N 72.4W
- Storm Intensity 40 mph
- Movement West-northwest or 290 degrees at 7 mph
At 5 PM EDT, the center of Tropical Storm Henri was located near
Colchester CT. Henri is moving toward the west-northwest near 7 mph,
and on its forecast track, Henri is expected to slow down further and
possibly stall near the Connecticut-New York border tonight, then move
across northern Connecticut or southern Massachusetts by Monday
The main threat from Henri is now heavy rain capable of producing flash
flooding. The threat of rough seas, high surf, and dangerous rip
currents continues at the ocean beaches.
Widespread rainfall of 3 to 6 inches is forecast in the path of Henri
with localized higher amounts possible. The highest amounts are
forecast to occur across the lower Hudson Valley western Connecticut,
and northeast New Jersey.
* FLOODING RAIN:
Potential impacts from flooding rain are still unfolding across
Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut.
Remain well guarded against life-threatening flood waters having
additional extensive impacts. If realized, these impacts include:
- Major rainfall flooding may prompt evacuations and rescues.
- Rivers and streams may rapidly overflow their banks in multiple
places. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become
dangerous rivers. Flood control systems and barriers may become
- In hilly terrain, destructive runoff may run quickly downhill
and increase susceptibility to rockslides.
- Flood waters can enter many structures within multiple
communities, some structures becoming uninhabitable or washed
away. Many places where 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 washed out.
Little to no additional wind impacts are expected on land. A tropical
storm warning remains in effect for Long Island Sound.
- Community officials are now assessing the extent of actual wind
- Emergency work crews are restoring essential community
infrastructure as necessary.
- If you have an emergency dial 9 1 1.
Little to no additional impacts are anticipated.
* OTHER COASTAL HAZARDS:
A high rip current risk continues into Monday at the ocean beaches.
Do not enter evacuated areas until officials have given the all clear
* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:
If your location is prone to flooding, be prepared for the possibility
of a quick and dramatic rise in water levels. Also 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
Be alert for flooded roads which could be compromised. 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
Problems with sewer backups can contaminate flood waters. Keep
children away from flood waters. Also, listen for boil water alerts as
tap water in susceptible areas may become non potable.
Be sure to stay away from downed power lines, hazardous debris and
flooded areas. Allow extra time for emergency vehicles to reach you
as they navigate flood hazards.
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.
Listen for updates and be ready in case you lose electrical power.
Keep a battery powered radio and flashlight handy.
Keep your smart phone charged and in power saving mode. If you lose
power, use it sparingly and mainly for personal emergencies and
* ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION:
- For information on appropriate preparations see http://ready.gov
- For information on creating an emergency plan see
- For additional disaster preparedness information see
The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in New York NY around 11 PM EDT, or sooner if conditions