On the same day, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) warned residents in areas stretching from Long Island, New York to Cape Cod, Massachusetts, of “large, severe, life-threatening waves” along the coast. Hurricane-force winds were also announced.
“Tropical Storm Henry, which is gaining momentum, is heading toward New England, where a hurricane hasn’t appeared in 30 years. Henry could turn into a hurricane by Friday or Saturday and reach southern New England late Sunday,” the New York Times wrote. The New York Times quotes meteorologists.
The NHC’s warning covers parts of Long Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts, including Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont declared a state of emergency Friday night. He justified this by the need to provide state assistance in case of need to remove the effects of the hurricane.
The New York Times noted that “hurricane-strength winds in northeastern states such as Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts will be unusual. The last time a hurricane struck New England was 30 years ago.” He added that Massachusetts is expecting storm waves ranging in height from one to one and a half meters along the coast and winds as strong as a tropical storm. The power loss could affect up to 300,000 over the weekend. homes.
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced Friday that he has mobilized 1,000 members of the state’s National Guard to help with potential rescue and repair operations. He has not yet requested an evacuation, but he urged drivers to postpone their weekend trip to Cape Cod and drive through the expected peak season on Sunday and Monday.
– We have to take this storm seriously. (…]We really like everyone to be off the roads when this storm is at its peak – Becker warned.Henry could become a Category 1 hurricane if sustained winds exceed 74 km/h.
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