Storm Henri Update Sunday, August 22, 2021 12:00 noon
TRACK FOR T.S. HENRI SHIFTED TO THE NORTHWEST AND ACCELLERATED…T.S. HENRI MAKING LANDFALL IN STONINGTON AT THIS TIME…TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR THE ENTIRE STATE…FLOOD WATCHES ARE ALSO IN EFFECT FOR THE ENTIRE STATE…FLOOD WARNINGS ARE NOW BEING ISSUED IN SOUTHERN AND EASTERN CONNECTICUT…
At 11:00 AM Tropical Storm Henri was located approximately 15 miles east of Montauk Point, Long Island. Henri is moving to the north northwest at 12 MPH with maximum sustained winds of 60 MPH.
At Noon radar showed the eye of T.S. Henri making landfall near the town of Stonington. Rain and wind bands from Tropical Storm Henri continue moving across the state from southeast to northwest. Northeast winds are currently gusting to 45 – 55 MPH along the southeast coast. A wind gust to 70 MPH was reported earlier at Point Judith, RI. Eversource and UI are currently reporting a total of 20,065 customers without power across the state mainly in eastern CT. During the next few hours winds and rainfall will continue to increase across the state with the strongest winds moving from southeast corner of the state into the center of the state.
Moderate River and Major Urban Flooding Expected: Henri is forecast to bring 4” – 8” of rainfall to most of the state. Flood Warnings and Flash Flood Warnings are currently being issued for southern CT. This heavy rainfall will likely cause moderate to major urban flooding and moderate river and stream flooding lasting into late this evening.
Moderate to Major Tree and Powerline Damage Possible: Winds may gust to 60 – 70 MPH at times in southeastern CT early this afternoon (Note the shift in the wind scale). Wind gusts of 40 – 60 MPH are expected across the rest of the state. These strong wind gusts could cause a few pockets of major tree and powerline damage in southeastern CT and moderate tree and powerline damage across the rest of the state.
The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security will continue to closely monitor the track of T.S. Henri.