PUBLIC ADVISORY ON TROPICAL STOR HENRI
The Philippine Consulate General advises members of the Filipino Community along the path of Tropical Storm Henri, especially those residents of New England and Long Island, to monitor the movement of the storm, undertake all necessary preparations, and heed the warnings of local officials as the storm is expected to bring heavy rains, strong winds and heavy surf, which could cause life-threatening flash floods.
In addition, there is the danger of storm surge that could raise water levels near the coast and be accompanied by large and dangerous waves. Meteorologists warn that this is the most serious hurricane risk in New England in 30 years.
According to the US National Hurricane Center (NHC), “Henri is forecast to intensify into a hurricane by Friday night with additional strengthening expected this weekend.”
It has issued hurricane watches for a slew of areas ranging from the South Shore of Long Island, New York, to Massachusetts’s Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard and Block Island as well a tropical storm watches for some areas nearby the New York City metro area.
The Philippine Consulate General will continue to monitor developments and coordinate with the Filipino Community in its jurisdictions.
For emergencies requiring the Consulate’s assistance, please call (917) 294-0196 or (917) 239-4118