Mass. prepares for Tropical Storm Henri
UPDATED 9:10 AM PT – Saturday, August 21, 2021
Massachusetts residents were urged to stay indoors as Tropical Storm Henri has been approaching the state. On Friday, Gov. Charlie Baker (R-Mass.) gave an update on the state’s preparations for the storm, which potentially could be upgraded to a hurricane.
The storm has been expected to make landfall across southern New England on Sunday and may cause between 100,000 to 300,000 power outages along with major flooding.
“It looks like this storm is going to have a big impact on the commonwealth and we would urge everybody to do everything they can to stay home on Sunday,” Baker explained. “Be mindful of the fact that the high winds and the rain that come with the storm will in fact create issues across the commonwealth and everybody needs to be vigilant and careful about how they handle the back part of this weekend.”
#Henri Update. Shift west but MA will still be impacted. Threats include:
✅Inland flooding rains into western/central MA
✅Storm surge flooding southern MA coast
✅Damaging winds east of storm track
Today: Make final preparations before storm’s arrival.https://t.co/myHA6MD3uO https://t.co/6DKIvWP4YL
— MEMA (@MassEMA) August 21, 2021
Baker went on to say preparations are being made for the Camp Edwards military training facility to host utility workers so they can act quickly in restoring power after the storm.