Someone once said, "when it rains, it pours," and this summer, that phrase couldn't be more true here in Connecticut. We have definitely had our share of rainy weather this summer, and now, get ready again, as Tropical Storm Henri takes aim at New England and could possibly impact most of us here in sunny CT as well.

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According to The National Weather Service, as of Thursday (August 19), Henri is currently a tropical storm, but forecasters are saying that it could become a hurricane by the end of the week, and could potentially impact portions, if not all of Connecticut over the weekend, and into the early part of next week.

This cone of uncertainty shows the projected path of the storm, and as you can see Connecticut does fall within the parameters of it's path, at least for now. This all can change in a New York minute, and forecasters are not ruling out a shift in the storm.

National Weather Service Image

If everything plays out the way the model is predicting it to, Connecticut would be on the wetter side of the storm, which is just what we don't need, more torrential rain. However the good news is with this projected track, the state would see less of the tropical or hurricane force winds, but as they always say, this can change very quickly.

In the event of a shift and a direct hit into Connecticut, the National Weather Service reminds residents to have your Hurricane Plan ready. Here are the recommended items you'll need.

Have a 7-Day Supply of these items:

  • Drinking Water- one gallon a day per person
  • Non-perishable food items
  • Medications for family and pets
  • Flashlight and fresh batteries
  • Fully charged cell phones

It's also a good idea to review some of your insurance policies for your home and your car so you know what possible damage you would be covered for.

The more prepared you are, the easier it will be to ride out this type of storm should the conditions change.

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