Block Island Times

Henri headed our way

Block Island visitors and residents should be prepared for incoming Hurricane Henri. The track of the storm is moving closer to the island, and may make a direct hit, and the timing is sooner than was expected.
Block Island Power Company President Jeffery Wright warns that: “With no doubt the island’s power system will sustain damage and everyone should plan for multiple day outages. The timing coincides with the full moon Saturday night as well, so a damaging storm surge will be added to our list of concerns. High tides are at roughly 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.”
“I am fairly confident that the submarine cable will lose its feed, which means we will most likely be running on back-up generators,” said Wright.
The storm is now expected to hit Saturday night and continue until Monday morning.
The Block Island Times will be bringing you more updates throughout the day.

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