You know what they say that you can’t mess around with the wrath of nature. The National Hurricane Center raises the alarm about Tropical Storm Henri. The phenomenon will likely become a hurricane and make landfall on the northeastern US coast this weekend.
Parts of New England must be well-aware of what’s up ahead. The maximum sustained winds of Henri already grew to 70mph on Friday, making it an “almost hurricane”.
The first direct hurricane landfall since Bob
NPR brings the alarming news regarding Tropical Storm Henri, and the publication also mentioned Chris Vaccaro, a spokesman of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, as stating:
If Henri strikes southeast New England as a hurricane this weekend, it will be the first direct hurricane landfall since Bob in 1991.
The danger is that people will be dealing with powerful winds and heavy rain that could flood the land with 3 to 5 feet of water.
The National Hurricane Center also reveals that the issued hurricane watch covers a large area of Long Island, as well as areas from New Haven (Connecticut) to Sagamore Beach (Massachusetts). The watch zone also includes resort islands.
As quoted by NPR, NHC Director Ken Graham declared:
The soil is going to get saturated, in some places it’s already saturated,
Put some winds on top of that, you’re going to knock down a lot of trees. You’re going to have power outages.
Hurricanes can also produce tornadoes. The heaviest rains and the most violent winds occur in the eye wall, the rings of thunderstorms and clouds closely surrounding the eye.