Henri was expected to intensify into a hurricane by Saturday, the
Henri's track was imprecise, but as of
Baker said up to 1,000
"This storm is extremely worrisome,” said
Finkelstein said he’s most concerned about low-lying areas of town that could become impossible to access because of flooding and a storm surge.
Thursday marked exactly 30 years since Hurricane Bob came ashore in
Large swaths of the Eastern seaboard were mopping up on Friday from the effects of Henri's predecessor, Tropical Depression Fred. In
The weather service warned of the potential for damaging winds and widespread coastal flooding from Henri, and officials in
The system was centered in the
The hurricane watch stretched across the
The main threats were expected to be storm surge, wind and rain, forecasters said. Storm surge between 3 and 5 feet (1 to 1.5 meters) was possible from
Rainfall between 2 to 5 inches (5 to 12 centimeters) was expected Sunday through Monday over the region.
Henri was heading northwest Friday morning, but forecasters expect it to make a turn toward the north and approach the coastlines of
At Safe Harbor Marina in coastal
“It’s rare, but when it happens, you want to be sure you’re ready,” said Berlo, 54. “Got to protect our second home. So that’s that. Now I can sleep tonight.”
In the Hamptons, the celebrity playground on Long Island’s east end, officials warned of dangerous rip currents and flooding that’s likely to turn streets, like mansion-lined
“Basically, it’s become all hands on deck. No matter your position — mechanic, whatever — everybody is out there helping with the logistics of moving the boats and getting them secure on land," she said.
Eaton-Robb reported from