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A STATE of emergency has been declared for parts of New York after Storm Henri was upgraded to a HURRICANE.

As Hurricane Henri barrels towards the state, there are fears it will bring a dangerous storm surge and severe flooding – with water rescue teams deployed.

Gov Andrew Cuomo has now declared a state of emergency for Long Island, New York City, Westchester, Hudson Valley and the Capital District region -with the hurricane also destined to hit Massachusetts, and New England.

Hurricane warnings were previously posted from New York’s Long Island to Rhode Island, and New York City was under a tropical storm watch.

Speaking at a briefing today, Gov Cuomo warned New Yorkers to take the hurricane “very seriously”.

“The hurricane is supposed to hit, specifically on Long Island,” he said.

“Expect significant power outages and prepare for it. My advice is you stock up today.”

Landfall is expected Sunday.

Read our Hurricane Henri live blog for the latest news and updates…

  • EXPECTED PATH SHIFTS EAST

  • NWS ISSUES UPDATE

    The NWS has issued an update via Twitter on Hurricane Henri’s movements. The Hurricane is now located 180 mi south southeast of Montauk Point with max sustained winds of 75 mph.

  • CHUCK SCHUMER URGES FEMA TO ‘STAND READY’

  • HENRI COMES ON THE HEELS OF STORM FRED

    Storm Fred was expected to bring “the threat of heavy rainfall and severe weather into the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic through Friday,” according to the NWS. 

    The agency described conditions as both “cooler and wetter” comparably to the first punishing days after Fred arrived. 

    In fact, multiple states around New York are set to be threatened with severe weather, with “heavy and excessive rain… where numerous instances of flash flooding can be expected as rounds of thunderstorms” fall over the same area.

  • HENRI COULD IMPACT REGIONS DIFFERENTLY

    Hurricane Henri could impact the affected regions differently, according to WBZ meteorologist Jacob Wycoff.

    Central Massachusetts has the highest potential for flooding and power outages expected.

    The Boston area will see less rain with only minor coastal flooding.

    Both the South Coast and Cape Cod are expected to face storm surges at 3-5mph, with the former facing scattered downpours.

  • HEAVY RAIN AND FLASH FLOODING ARE DANGERS

    NBC Connecticut Chief Meteorologist Ryan Hanrahan urged those in affected areas not to “overlook the heavy rain threat.”

  • TRAINS CANCEL SERVICE

    Trains, subways, and other transportation services are rapidly closing ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Henri.

    Amtrak announced via Twitter that service between New York and Boston would be canceled on Sunday.

  • HENRI 335 MILES SOUTH OF MONTAUK POINT

    Henri was around 240 miles east-northeast of Cape Hatteras and 335 miles south of Montauk Point in New York on 5pm Saturday evening.

    The storm is currently moving north-northeast at 18 mph.

  • YANKEES POSTPONE SERIES FINALE

    The Yankees have postponed their series finale game against the Twins due to the incoming Hurricane Henri, the New York Post reports.

    The game was set for Sunday August 22, but will now take place on September 13 at 2pm.

  • NY REP ZELDIN URGES BIDEN TO DECLARE STATE OF EMERGENCY IN LONG ISLAND

  • SIMILARITIES TO SUPERSTORM SANDY

    New York Gov. Cuomo compared Hurricane Henri to Superstorm Sandy, which devastated the New York area in 2012.

    Henri is following a similar path to the Superstorm, but Sandy turned towards New Jersey, while Henri is predicted to reach Long Island.

    Coastal geologist Arum Terchunian told the New York Post: “Henri is going to be like half a Sandy. We’re going to see lower winds and storm surges, between three to five feet.”

  • CUOMO WARNS PEOPLE IN FLOOD PRONE AREAS TO ‘MOVE NOW’

    New York Gov. Cuomo said during a press conference that people living in flood prone areas should “get out now,” CNN reports.

    “If you know you are in an area that tends to flood … get out of that area now, please. If you have to get to higher ground it has to be today.”

    Over 35million people in the Northeast region are currently under a flood watch.

  • 27 STORM DAYS NAMED THIS SEASON

    CSU meteorologist Philip Klotzbach reported via Twitter that an astounding 27 named storm days have already been produced during the 2021 Atlantic season, more than five full seasons in the past.

  • SUFFOLK COUNTY EXECUTIVE ISSUES WARNINGS

    Steve Bellone, the Suffolk County executive, has issued voluntary evacuation warnings to residents and tourists on Fire Island.

    Hurricane warnings have also been issued for much of Long Island, and from New Haven, Conn., to west of Westport, Mass.

  • CUOMO URGES NEW YORKERS ‘PREPARE TODAY’

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo took to Twitter to urge New Yorkers to “prepare TODAY” for Hurricane Henri.

  • NASSAU COUNTY OFFICIALS RELEASE STATEMENT

    Nassau County Executive Laura Curran released a statement on Friday detailing how the county is responding to the hurricane threat.

    It read: “Nassau’s Office of Emergency Management is on high alert, closely monitoring the track of Henri, which we expect to strengthen as it moves up the coast this weekend.

    “Our incredible workforce stands ready to address potential issues impacting the County.”

  • CUOMO COMPARES HENRI TO SUPERSTORM SANDY

    In a press conference, New York Gov. Cuomo compared the incoming Hurricane Henri to Superstorm Sandy, which hit the area in 2012, causing disastrous results.

    He said: “Superstorm Sandy, which we all remember, was also a Category 1 when it hit New York state. So, just to put it in perspective how serious this is and how dangerous it is.”

  • BIDEN CALLS NORTHEASTERN GOVERNORS ABOUT HURRICANE

    The White House announced in a statement that Biden convened a call with Northeastern Governors, FEMA Administrator Criswell, and Homeland Security Advisor Liz Sherwood-Randall to discuss the incoming hurricane.

    The call included Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, Maine Gov. Janet Mills, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, and Rhode Island Gov. Daniel McKee.

  • GOV. CUOMO ANNOUNCES STATE OF EMERGENCY

  • HENRI COMES AS TORNADO WARNINGS ISSUED

    Tornado warnings were issued in several counties including Suffolk, Middlesex, Essex, and Worcester.

    A twister was reported as a storm passed through the town of Clinton, according to the National Weather Service.

    Trees and power lines were brought down as strong gusts battered Massachusetts, NBC Boston reports.

  • MAP OF AREAS UNDER TROPICAL STORM WARNING

    PIX-11 meteorologist Stacy-Ann Gooden tweeted a map of the areas under a tropical storm warning as Hurricane Henri approaches.

  • WARNINGS ISSUED FOR LONG ISLAND

    Hurricane warnings have also been issued for much of Long Island, and from New Haven, Conn., to west of Westport, Mass.

    Tropical storm warnings have been issued for coastal New York and New Jersey, west of East Rockaway Inlet to Manasquan Inlet, including New York City.

  • NHC THREAT WARNINGS

    The National Hurricane Center has issued warnings about the possible threats that could occur.

    As of August 21 at 11am EST, those threats include:

    • Heavy rainfall may lead to considerable flash, urban, and small stream flooding, along with the potential widespread minor and isolated moderate river flooding
    • Swells that could cause life-threatening surf and rip currents
    • Possible tornadoes over southern New England after landfall
  • NHC WARNS HENRI IS ‘MOVING FASTER’

  • HENRI EXPECTED TO COME ONSHORE AT LONG ISLAND

    Meteorologist Dave Epstein tweeted that Hurricane Henri is expected to come onshore “between the outer tip of Long Island and maybe as far as East as Block Island.”

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