Henry descends into a tropical storm – wind threat, rain continues in City

As Henry Inch approached Connecticut, it was lowered into a tropical storm, but forecasts still warned of significant rainfall and strong winds.

Previously, the Category 1 hurricane was classified as a tropical hurricane around 7 a.m. Sunday. When Henry lost his strength, the National Weather Service issued hurricane warnings in New London, Middlesx and New Haven counties. The entire state was hit by a tropical storm from 8:30 p.m.

Rainfall in southeastern Connecticut began at 6 a.m. and spread rapidly to the northwest, according to the National Weather Service Radar. Because of the storm, the winds are expected to rise until morning. Weather forecasters warned that the situation would worsen by early morning.

The hurricane made its way to Rhode Island in the middle of Saturday, but it is still expected to cover the whole of Connecticut. By 5:00 p.m., the storm center was still 90 miles off the coast, moving 18 miles north.

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Gary Lisher, a senior meteorologist at Western Connecticut State University, is expected to make landfall on Rhode Island instead of Central Connecticut when the storm moves east.

“The transition should reduce the maximum wind speed by 50 miles per second through western and central Connecticut,” he said. The strongest winds should come around 2 p.m.

Heavy rains began to fall in southern New York early Sunday morning, according to reports of flooding in New York City.

The rest of the states will remain in place with direct warnings throughout Connecticut, forecasting hurricanes and tropical storms.

Residents warned that flooding and strong winds could make the trip especially dangerous.


Late Saturday, the governor banned tractor trailers, tandem tractors and motorcycles from Interstate 95. On Sunday, all public transportation was disrupted from TCIS buses to the Metro-North and Shoreline East trains.

“During extreme storms, heavy rains and strong winds make travel safer, especially on the I-95 beach. I encourage everyone to stay out of the streets on Sundays and until Monday morning.

Henry, with more than 75 miles[3 to 6 inches]of tropical cyclone, was one of the strongest storms to hit Connecticut in decades. Lammont warned that recent heavy rains, including tropical cyclone Fred, had flooded the area, limiting its ability to withstand the forecast.

Henry is expected to cause severe storms along the coast. Recent warnings from the National Weather Service indicate that the water level could rise by 2 to 4 feet in vulnerable areas along the coast.

Some coastal towns and cities on Saturday asked residents to evacuate as floodwaters posed a serious threat to authorities in Connecticut. Domestically, forecasters predict that roads and poor drainage areas could also fall.

Lammont highlighted Saturday’s hurricane, but Connecticut promised that it was not ready to deal with the storm.

The state’s two largest power companies have brought in hundreds of out-of-state workers for historic and long-term power outages.

The latest estimate of the power of Connecticut, which provides power to 1.2 million residents and businesses, shows that 50 to 69 percent of its customers could lose power in 8 to 21 days. United Lighting, which provides partial power in New Haven and Fairfield counties, loses about half of its electricity.

With so many line and tree workers from across the country and Canada here and there, customers need to be prepared for long-term interruptions. That said, we focus only on the responsibility of restoring power to our customers as soon as possible, ”said Craig Holstrom, president of the Regional Electric Operations Eres.

The hurricane is expected to travel throughout Connecticut on Sunday night and before spreading to Monday morning.

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