Hurricane may hit New York

Hurricane may hit New York

New York City still remembers the trauma of Sandy Storm Impacts in 2012. THIMOTY CLARIE/AFP/METSUL MEETOLOGY

A hurricane could hit New York City later this week. Tropical Storm Henry is currently over the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast, high in the states of Georgia and South Carolina. A storm with sustained winds above 120 km/h.

This Friday there were warnings among meteorologists and officials as numerical models changed their projections.

Data over the weekend indicated that Henry remained over the ocean at all times, without reaching the coast, gradually indicating that the storm may take a westward approach near the east coast of the United States.

This Friday, data began pointing to a trajectory for a tropical cyclone further west with a direct impact on the northeastern coast of the United States. With this, the country’s most populous region entered the direct path of the storm. The storm could make landfall on Long Island, New York, on Sunday.

The United States National Hurricane Center’s projection does not indicate the system’s high intensity and the official forecast NHC Indicates a Category 1 hurricane in New York City.

Nearby states such as New Jersey and Connecticut are also likely to be directly affected by Henry. Alerts still point to the system’s performance in the New England region, particularly in Massachusetts, where the city of Boston is located.

In addition to wind and heavy rain, Henry’s greatest risk to coastal areas in New York and the northeast of the United States is rising tides that can submerge areas close to the coast and cause further coastal erosion. , which can lead to the collapse of structures like houses by the sea.

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New York and the population of the region still remember the Sandy Superstorm of 2012, which brought dire consequences such as blackouts in part of Manhattan, flooding on the island and in the city’s boron, and even strong coastal erosion.

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People in New Jersey and the New York area were without electricity for weeks and months due to the destruction of the electricity grid, which drew heavy criticism from officials and companies in the power sector at the time.

About the author: Muhammad Wayne

Wayne is a reporter who covers everything from oil trading to China's biggest conglomerates and technology companies. Originally from Chicago, he is a graduate of New York University's business and economic reporting program.

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