HENRI UPDATES: Get The Latest Information On The Storm And Its Impact


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UPDATED: August 23, 12 PM

Latest on the Storm (See forecast below):

  • Henri is now largely out of our area, with some rain from outer bands still over Eastern Long Island.
  • A state of emergency is still in effect for all of Connecticut and 12 New York counties (including New York City)
  • Ocean swells will continue to cause rip currents today
  • Flood Watches remain in many parts of our area until late tonight.
    • Portions of Southern Connecticut: Fairfield, Middlesex, New Haven, and New London counties
    • Northeast New Jersey: Bergen, Essex, Passaic, Union, Hudson counties
    • Southeast New York: Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Suffolk, Nassau, Queens, Westchester, Orange, Putnam, Staten Island, Rockland
  • Flood Warnings are in effect in some parts of New Jersey
    • Morris, Passaic, Hunterdon, Somerset, Middlesex counties

Power Outages:

  • Thousands are still without power in Connecticut. Evensource says it expects to have most customers restored by 11:59pm.
  • As of 4:30 am:
    • 12,521 total tri-state power outages
    • Con Ed reporting 79 outages
    • Orange & Rockland Utilities reporting 39 outages
    • PSE&G Long Island reporting 61 outages
    • Central Hudson reporting 1,001 outages
    • PSE&G NJ reporting 117 outages
    • Jersey Central Power & Light reporting 1,481 outages
    • Connecticut still with 9,804 outages
  • At the storm’s peak on Sunday afternoon, more than 140,000 power outages from New Jersey to Maine. Many of these have now been restored.
  • Latest Power Outage Information for Across the Area: https://poweroutage.us/

Mass Transit:

Event Impact:

  • Five Boro Bike Tour postponed till this coming Sunday (Aug. 29)
  • Last night’s Eagles concert at MSG was postponed till Wednesday (Sunday tickets will be honored on Wednesday...no need for exchange). 
    • Tuesday's concert to proceed as planned.

Other Headlines:

  • In NJ, moderate river flooding is occurring along the Saddle River at Lodi and will continue until late tonight, as well as the Pequannock River below Macopin Dam until Tuesday evening and the Millstone River at Blackwells Mills until Wednesday morning.
  • President Biden has approved State of Emergency declaration in New York meaning FEMA will help where needed.
  • Parts of the Hutch, Saw Mill River Parkway, Bronx River Parkway, and Taconic are closed in Westchester due to flooding.
  • At least 86 people were rescued from flooded vehicles in NJ (particularly in Newark) on Sunday.
  • Flooding occurred on several streets and roadways in Queens.
  • The eastbound side of the Whitestone Bridge was closed for a time due to the storm.
  • Standing water rose to the top of car doors on the Cross Island Parkway.
  • More than 1,000 flights in, out, or within the United States had been canceled Sunday.

Rainfall Totals (So Far):

  • Central Park 7.93"
    • Saturday's 4.45" made for New York City’s wettest day since 2014.
    • Between 10-11 pm on Saturday, 1.94" fell in the park, making that the wettest hour on record for NYC)
  • Midtown Manhattan 6.55”
  • Kew Garden Hills 3.78”
  • Fordham 4.55”
  • Prospect Park 7.86”
  • Brooklyn Heights 9.90”
  • Brooklyn 7.82”
  • JFK Airport 4.40”
  • Massapequa 3.86”
  • College of Staten Island 4.15”
  • Seaford 5.01”
  • Wantagh 4.85”
  • Mineola 4.49”
  • Levittown 4.13”
  • West Islip 4.03”
  • Melville 3.92”
  • Bellmore 3.84”
  • Montauk Airport 1.76”
  • Elmsford 4.15”
  • Mamaroneck 3.64”
  • Pleasantville 3.03”
  • Bellmore 3.18”
  • Park Slope 8.04”
  • Hempstead 5.96”
  • Tarrytown 3.52”
  • West Milford 6.80”
  • Lyndhurst 6.50”
  • Tenafly 4.71”
  • Paramus 4.45”
  • Fair Lawn 3.96”
  • Verona Township 5.50”
  • Fairfield 4.66”
  • Montclair 4.06”
  • Harrison 6.94”
  • Jersey City 5.77”
  • Secaucus 4.49”
  • Ringwood 7.84”
  • Clifton 5.39”
  • Bloomingdale 4.47”
  • Danbury 1.56”
  • Norwalk 1.17”
  • Westport 1.08”
  • Freehold 5.31”
  • Cranbury 8.91”
  • Most of the area saw at least 2” of rain.
  • More than 6” of rain fell in Long Beach Township on Long Beach Island, the highest total at the Jersey Shore reported so far.
  • Latest rainfall totals: https://maps.cocorahs.org/

Weather Channel Forecast:

Today| Cloudy skies for the rest of today. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Winds WSW 5 to 10 mph. High 81 F.

Tonight| Partly cloudy. Slight chance of a rain shower. Low 71.

Tomorrow| Sunshine. High in the low 90s

UPDATED: August 23, 6 AM

Latest on the Storm (See forecast below):

  • Henri is now a Tropical Depression.
  • Henri can still provide more heavy rain and flash flooding today as it slowly moves out to the East by tonight.
  • A state of emergency is still in effect for all of Connecticut and 12 New York counties (including New York City)
  • Ocean swells will continue to cause rip currents today
  • Flood warnings are in effect in many parts of our region (including New York City) through Tuesday.
  • Flood Watches remain in many parts of our area through Tuesday evening.
  • A Flash Flood Warning remains in effect for the area. 
    • 40 million Americans across nine states from Delaware to New Hampshire remain under a flash flood watch through Monday.

Power Outages:

  • As of 4:30am:
    • 12,521 total tri-state power outages
    • Con Ed reporting 79 outages
    • Orange & Rockland Utilities reporting 39 outages
    • PSE&G Long Island reporting 61 outages
    • Central Hudson reporting 1,001 outages
    • PSE&G NJ reporting 117 outages
    • Jersey Central Power & Light reporting 1,481 outages
    • Connecticut still with 9,804 outages
  • At the storm’s peak on Sunday afternoon, more than 140,000 power outages from New Jersey to Maine. Many of these have now been restored.
  • Latest Power Outage Information for Across the Area: https://poweroutage.us/

Mass Transit:

Event Impact:

  • Five Boro Bike Tour postponed til this coming Sunday (Aug. 29)
  • Last night’s Eagles concert at MSG postponed til Wednesday (Sunday tickets will be honored on Wednesday...no need for exchange). 
    • Tuesday's concert to proceed as planned.

Other Headlines:

  • President Biden has approved State of Emergency declaration in New York meaning FEMA will help where needed.
  • All New York parks south of Interstate 84 are closed until 12pm today.
  • Parts of the Hutch, Saw Mill River Parkway, Bronx River Parkway and Taconic are closed in Westchester due to flooding.
  • At least 86 people were rescued from flooded vehicles in NJ (particularly in Newark) on Sunday.
  • Flooding occurred on several streets and roadways in Queens.
  • The eastbound side of the Whitestone Bridge was closed for a time due to the storm.
  • Standing water rose to the top of car doors on the Cross Island Parkway.
  • More than 1,000 flights in, out, or within the United States had been cancelled Sunday.

Rainfall Totals (So Far):

  • Central Park 7.12"
    • Saturday's 4.45" made for New York City’s wettest day since 2014.
    • Between 10-11pm on Saturday, 1.94" fell in the park, making that the wettest hour on record for NYC)
  • Brooklyn Heights 9.10”
  • Brooklyn 7.82”
  • JFK Airport 4.04”
  • Massapequa 3.86”
  • Staten Island 3.35”
  • Bellmore 3.18”
  • Park Slope 8.04”
  • Hempstead 5.96”
  • Tarrytown 3.52”
  • West Milford 5.72”
  • Freehold 5.31”
  • Cranbury 8.91”
  • Most of the area saw at least 2” of rain.
  • More than 6” of rain fell in Long Beach Township on Long Beach Island, the highest total at the Jersey Shore reported so far.
  • Latest rainfall totals:https://maps.cocorahs.org/

UPDATED: August 22, 6 PM

All Tropical Storm warning have been dropped, but flash flood watches remain through much of the New York City metropolitan area. A flash flood warning is in effect until 8:45 p.m.

There are nearly 31,000 power outages in Connecticut, 2,200 in New Jersey, 730 on Long Island and 45 in New York City.

During the storm's peak Sunday afternoon, more than 140,000 power outages were reported between New Jersey and Maine.

Most of the area got at least 2 inches of rain. Central Park got 4.62 inches. Cranbury, NJ, got nearly 9 inches.

UPDATED: August 22, 2 PM

Henri is now inland and will continue to move southeast to northwest through Connecticut for the rest of the day.

Tropical storm warnings and storm surge warnings have been canceled for the city but continue for Long Island, coastal areas of the Lower Hudson Valley and Connecticut.

A flood watch will remain in effect through Monday evening. The strongest winds will be across Connecticut this afternoon.

Periods of rain will continue for the area through the afternoon and tonight. Some areas will get heavy rain.

Flooding will remain an issues through tonight and into Monday for some areas.

UPDATED: August 22, 10AM

Henri is slowing down some, with its winds now measured at 65mph and expected to continue as it approaches southern New England.

The center of circulation is just east of Long Island, but tropical storm winds extend outward up to 125 miles from the center. Landfall is expected sometime midday today.

Tropical storm conditions are possible across all of the Tri-State. Heavy rain will continue off and on throughout the day and night into Monday.

Dangerous flooding will continue to be an issues throughout the day and night. Strongest winds will be Eastern Long Island and Connecticut and southern New England.

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UPDATED: August 22, 8AM

Henri is now a tropical storm again with an expected landfall late this morning into early this afternoon from Eastern Long Island to Southern New England.

As of 7 a.m., the storm was about 50 miles South of Montauk Point and moving north at 18 mph. Its maximum sustained winds remain near 70 mph, with higher gusts. Tropical Storm force winds extend out 125 miles so most of the area will experience those type of wind gusts. 

The biggest threats remain storm surge flooding across portions of Long Island and coastal Connecticut, as well as the flooding threat for the whole area from heavy rain bands. Central Jersey has been dealing with heavy rain all morning.

Rainfall amounts of 3-6” over Long Island, NYC and northern NJ are expected today into tomorrow, with isolated maximum totals near 10”. 

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UPDATED: August 21, 8PM

Henri is now a Category 1 hurricane...moving faster now...located 395 miles south of Montauk Pt with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph and moving NNE at 17 mph.

Not much change to the cone. Still from NYC on the west side to Rhode Island on the east side.The most likely landfall is still somewhere around central Long Island possibly early Sunday afternoon. The center of Henri looks to track across eastern LI then into Southern CT.

(The first shot of rain may start to hit the Jones Beach area towards late afternoon but as of now it looks like just some light showers.)

Latest Warnings

STORM SURGE WARNINGS FOR THE BRONX AND NORTHERN QUEENS OUT TO THE FORKS & TO THE CAPE OF MASSACHUSETTS...POTENTIAL FOR UP TO 5' ABOVE GROUND

HURRICANE WARNINGS COVER SUFFOLK COUNTY...NEW HAVEN-MIDDLESEX AND NEW LONDON CONNECTICUT...POTENTIAL FOR WINDS UP TO AND OVER 100 MPH

TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS FOR THE BOROUGHS...NORTHERN NJ...WESTCHESTER AND CONNECTICUT COUNTIES NOT IN THE HURRICANE WARNING

FLOOD WATCH UNTIL MONDAY MORNING...RAINFALL AMOUNTS MAY EASILY EXCEED 5"

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UPDATED: August 21, 2PM

HENRI has been upgraded to a CAT 1 Hurricane with sustained winds of 75 miles per hour. The Southern New England coast and Long Island are under their first Hurricane WARNING since IRENE in 2011. 

We can be expecting storm surges, wind damage, and inland flooding starting on Sunday. 

Cuomo has declared a state of emergency for parts of NY and pleads for people to take warnings seriously. Watch hs press conference from today Saturday, August 21.

Downed trees could bring some power outages, mainly in Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island.

Don't forget to power up your devices in case of a power outage and download the iHeartRadio app for ongoing coverage from 710 WOR.

POTENTIAL OUTAGES FROM PSEG: Long Island officials are warning residents that potential outages from Henri this weekend could last seven to 10 days. If you lose power, call the PSEG LI Outage Hotline at 1-800-490-0075 or text “OUT” to PSEGLI.⁠

Real-time outage Information can be found.

Below is the latest official tracking from the National Hurricane Center.


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