Hurricane Henri ~ 5 am ~ Sunday, August 22

Image (c) National Weather Service, 2021

There is no current tropical storm warning for Middlesex County. The next National Weather Service statement will be issued around noon today, or sooner if conditions warrant.

Henri is located approximately 120 miles south of Providence RI with winds up to 75 mph, moving north (350 degrees) at 18 mph. Tropical Storm Warnings have been issued for Southern Worcester, Western Norfolk, and Western Plymouth counties.

The National Weather Service forecast at 5 am on Sunday, August 22:

Hurricane Henri will continue moving northward this morning. Henri is expected to make landfall somewhere between eastern Long Island and Narragansett Bay as either a strong tropical storm or a lower-end Category 1 hurricane. Henri should weaken rapidly as it heads into central and northeast Massachusetts tonight and Monday. The main hazards include damaging winds, flooding rain, storm surge flooding, and possibly a tornado.

Dangerous wind and heavy rain could have possible limited to significant impacts across the rest of southern New England.

BE PREPARED

Keep cell phones well charged. Cell phone chargers for automobiles can be helpful, but be aware of your risk for deadly carbon monoxide poisoning if your car is left idling in a garage or other poorly ventilated area.

Rapidly rising floodwaters are deadly. If you are in a flood-prone area, consider moving to higher ground. Never drive through a flooded roadway. Remember, turn around don`t drown!

If a Tornado Warning is issued for your area, be ready to shelter quickly, preferably away from windows and in an interior room not prone to flooding. If driving, scan the roadside for quick shelter options.

Closely monitor weather.gov, NOAA Weather Radio, or local news outlets for official storm information.

Be ready to adapt to possible changes to the forecast. Ensure you have multiple ways to receive weather warnings.


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