Henry was weakened when he went home Sunday afternoon. When he reached the southwestern part of Rhode Island, he was accompanied by heavy rain and winds of up to 65 km / h. A hurricane becomes a tropical storm when the wind speed drops below 120.7 km / h.
“As hurricane waves still threaten East Long Island and southern New England, local cities are forcing people to flee coastal cities. Rescued,” the New York Times reported.
According to the National Hurricane Center forecast, Henry was expected to weaken further on Sunday evening local time. However, heavy rain and strong winds will last for some time.
Henry in New York. Paralyzed traffic, canceled flights
According to NYT, on Saturday, just before Henry’s arrival, a record amount of rain fell in Central Park, New York (since such figures were conducted – version) – 11.5 cm per square meter per hour. Rail traffic was disrupted in Long Island and southern New England. The Central Park concert, which had been announced for several months, was interrupted with great pomp.
Hundreds of flights were canceled at New York City airports on Sunday. Roads in New York and New Jersey were flooded.
“Newark firefighters and police rescued 86 people, including 16 children, as several vehicles were flooded,” New York Daily quoted the Newark Department of Public Safety as saying.
On Sunday afternoon, President Joe Biden said he had declared a state of emergency in Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York.
“We are doing everything we can for these states,” the president assured, adding that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is already in the region and is ready to help clear the damage.
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