It is moving to the northwest at a speed of 5.5 m/s.
Tropical storm “Henri,” formed in the Atlantic Ocean, reached the East coast of the United States, hitting Rhode Island on Sunday. This was reported by the National Hurricane Monitoring Center of the United States.
According to him, the maximum speed of wind gusts is about 27 m/s. The storm is moving to the northwest at a speed of 5.5 m/s.
Forecasters predict that the strength of “Henri” will decrease as it moves over land. The main impact will be on Long Island (New York) and the neighboring state of Connecticut; heavy rains are forecast for the states of New York and New Jersey. The authorities are preparing for flooding of settlements.
On Saturday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo imposed a state of emergency in some counties. He compared “Henri” to the devastating hurricane “Sandy,” which in the fall of 2012 claimed the lives of more than 100 people, including 43 in New York. In the city of the same name, street verandas are closed; outdoor events are canceled, construction work is suspended. The owners of buildings are ordered to take all necessary measures to protect themselves from the impending elements.