Tropical Storm Henri forecasted to strike New England

Friday, 20 August 2021 15:00:56 +00:00

Tropical Storm Henri is on track to make a close approach on Long Island, New York and make landfall in Southern New England.  The National Weather Service has issued Hurricane Watches for the affected areas as Henri is expected to become Hurricane Henri on Saturday, August 21, 2021. 

Key Messages

  1. Dangerous storm surge inundation and hurricane conditions are possible beginning Sunday in portions of Long Island, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and southeastern Massachusetts, where a Storm Surge Watch and Hurricane Watch are in effect. Residents in these areas should follow any advice given by local officials.
  2. Heavy rainfall may lead to flash, urban, and small stream flooding, along with the potential for widespread minor and isolated moderate river flooding, over portions of southern New England Sunday into Monday.
  3. Swells from Henri will begin to reach much of the east coast of the U.S. and Atlantic Canada by the end of the week and continue through the weekend. These swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip currents.

Wind Speed Probabilities

Graph of Tropical Storm force winds for Tropical Storm Henri as of 08/20/2021 10:00 CDT

Storms tracks may change so stay tuned

Companies with interests along in Long Island and New England should pay special attention.

Recommendations for Contact Centers

ContactRelief has issued Tropical Weather Strategy alerts and recommendations for the affected areas.  Contact centers should monitor the forecast track, wind field size, and arrival time of tropical force winds in the ContactRelief Command Center and take action if there is any deviation of either storm's forecasted track.

The ContactRelief Disaster Decision Team will continue to monitor the storm's development and issue additional advisories as warranted.

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