Updated: August 21, 2021 09:35 PM
Created: August 21, 2021 03:09 PM
Parts of New York are already under a state of emergency in anticipation of Hurricane Henri -- including parts of the Capital Region.
Gov. Cuomo issued the emergency declaration Saturday afternoon.
In the Capital Region, these counties are under a state of emergency:
Other parts of the state that are affected include Chenango, Delaware, Dutchess, Nassau, Orange, Otsego, Putnam, Rockland, Suffolk, Sullivan, and Westchester counties as well as New York City.
The governor is urging people to take the warnings seriously. He says the state is positioning equipment, 500 National Guard troops, and 1,000 state police troopers throughout Long Island, the Hudson Valley, and the Capital District.
I have declared a State of Emergency in advance of #HurricaneHenri.— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) August 21, 2021
500 National Guard Troops have been called up & state assets have been prepositioned for storm response efforts.
NYers in affected areas: Prepare for heavy rain, strong winds and power outages.
In New York City holding a storm briefing and making an announcement. Watch live: https://t.co/GlE83U4obq— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) August 21, 2021
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