August 22, 2021 – 20:56
Tropical Storm Henry hit the state of Rhode Island, bringing strong winds and torrential rains to parts of the east coast of the United States on Sunday morning. President Joe Biden has approved a state of emergency for Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Cennectitucut.
Despite the hurricane downturn, Hurricane Henry had winds reaching speeds of about 110 miles per hour. dangerous and rain flood.
Although Hurricane Henry was hundreds of miles away Saturday night, it forced an early end to a concert planned by New York City in Central Park.
According to Mayor Bill de Blasio, the concert was intended to show the whole world that “New York is back to normal.”
Singer Barry Manilow was interrupted during the performance of the song and the participants in the concert were told to leave the park quickly but calmly. Other singers invited to the concert included Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, Jennifer Hudson, Carlos Santana, LL Cool J and Andrea Bocelli.
Evacuation orders were issued Saturday for Fire Island, New York, and several Connecticut coastal communities.
Several popular summer vacation destinations are located along the route that Hurricane Henry is expected to traverse, including Long Island, Cape Cod, and Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts.
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont and Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee told residents of their states to stay home until Monday morning.
“We consider this a serious matter,” Mr McKee told a news conference.
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker expressed relief Saturday that his state would not be hit directly, but joined the two governors in warnings that wind and rain could lead to serious damage and long power outages.
Hurricane, tropical and hurricane warnings have been issued for many places along the east coast of the United States. The Hurricane Center said a rise in water level of 1 to 1.5 meters is possible from New York City to Massachusetts./VOA