Governor declares state of emergency in advance of Hurricane Henri


ALBANY – Governor Cuomo has declared a state of emergency for a number of counties including Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange, Dutchess, Sullivan Columbia, Delaware, Greene and contiguous counties as Hurricane Henri threatens to make landfall on Long Island on Sunday.

The storm, which is expected to be near hurricane strength when it makes landfall, is forecast to affect coastal areas with dangerous storm surge, as well as heavy rainfall, dangerous surf conditions and widespread power outages.

Inland locations, including Westchester County and upstate areas, could also be affected with heavy rainfall and strong winds.

The governor activated 500 National Guard troops for deployment to Long Island and the Hudson Valley to help localities with storm response efforts, including 11 high axle trucks and 14 military Humvees.

He also urged outdoor enthusiasts in the Lower Hudson Valley, New York City and Long Island to use caution this weekend and strongly reconsider visiting state parks and beaches with the approach of the storm.

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