Hurricane Henri to smack into greater New Bedford beginning Sunday into early Monday

Update from the National Weather Service Boston: a slight shift west from the last update, but Massachusetts will still be impacted. Henri will make landfall near eastern LI ~ 2pm Sunday. A Flood Watch, Hurricane Warning, Tropical Storm Warning, and Storm Surge warning are all in effect.

Storm timing will be Sunday into early Monday, with heavy rain possibly lingering into Monday as Henri weakens rapidly over land.

Threats include: Heavy rain leading to flash flooding, storm surge (though arrival near low tide may help mitigate), and damaging winds leading to power outages.

Make final preparations before the storm’s arrival visit the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency’s dedicated page of hurricane safety tips.

From the Massachusetts State Police: “We will adjust deployment of assets as necessary per the storm’s track and timing, a process that has already begun. We have moved additional Marine Unit assets into southeastern Massachusetts and will be prepared to move additional personnel or equipment to the islands if necessary.

Additionally, our Field Troops that cover coastal communities from the South Shore north to the New Hampshire line will be prepared to assist DCR and local communities with flooding response. Additional MSP sections and units will have personnel ready to deploy into affected areas to boost staffing, and Troop commanders will determine whether to hold over shifts or call in upcoming shifts early based on storm projections.

The MSP Air Wing will be standing by for any post-storm damage assessments that may be necessary. Please follow guidance from MEMA and the National Weather Service to ensure safety.”

National Weather Service photo.

National Weather Service photo.

National Weather Service photo.

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