Images of New York as Tropical Storm Henri approaches and mayor urges everyone to 'stay home'

The NOAA forecast shows the path of Hurricane Henri from August 22 to August 22, 2021. National Hurricane Center and Central Pacific Hurricane Center
New York is being battered in extreme weather by Hurricane Henri.

New Yorkers are being encouraged to stay at home and prepare for the worst.

Governor Cuomo warns Henri that it could be just as destructive as Super Storm Sandy.

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According to Reuters, Bill de Blasio is the Mayor of New York City and is urging New Yorkers not to leave their homes during Tropical Storm Henri.

According to authorities, Henri will bring winds up to 75 mph (120 km/h) along with six inches of rain to the northeast coast.

The Mayor spoke on CNN and stated that he wanted people to stay home, be safe, avoid the streets, and not suffer from heavy winds or rains in New York City. It will be worse in other areas, such as eastern Long Island.

According to the National Hurricane Service, sustained winds have reached 47 mph (76 km/h) with gusts reaching 59mph (95km/h).

The We Love NYC Homecoming Concert was supposed to celebrate a return to normality (somewhat) post-Covid. Unfortunately, the concert had to be stopped mid-way through because of weather.

Mayor de Blasio addressed the crowd to announce an urgent weather advisory.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio warns the crowd to get out of the city. This is after We Love NYC: The Homecoming Concert was cancelled by Hurricane Henri. (Photo by Alexi Rosefeld/Getty Images).

After the We Love NYC: The homecoming concert was cancelled, a person in a motorized wheelchair with an American flag departs (Photo by Alexi Rosefeld/Getty Images).

Concert-goers put on rain ponchos minutes before We Love NYC: The Homecoming Concert was canceled due to Hurricane Henri storms at the Great Lawn, Central Park on August 21, 2021. (Photo by Alexi Rosefeld/Getty Images).

However, the fun of a concert soon turned to a terrifying reality with flooding, toppling trees and power outages throughout New York.

After a scandal involving sexual harassment, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that his last day of office was Monday, August 23, and asked New Yorkers for last-minute preparations to fight the storm.

Local news service WWLP reports that people are stocking up on food and moving to higher ground in order to secure their homes.

Cuomo warned Henri could be just as destructive as Super Storm Sandy which claimed 285 lives and caused $70 billion of damage in 2012.

Governor Cuomo stated that New Yorkers are not strangers to the destruction that can be caused by a hurricane. Henri was a severe storm that struck in Superstorm Sandy.

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"We were not given as much notice to prepare for Henri due to shifting models. While there is still plenty of time for the storm's to shift again I urge New Yorkers to do so. Stock up on supplies, prepare for power outages and avoid flooding areas. We are deploying resources, and we will do our best to minimize damage and ensure that the state's citizens remain safe.

Hurricane Henri is expected to land at midday.

New York State Management has tweeted their advice to those who are able, telling them to stay at home.

August 21, 2021 -NYC Emergency Management (@nycemergencymgt).

Officials from New York issued a mandatory evacuation order for those who live near water in Madison, Connecticut. Winds close to the coasts are expected to exceed 50mph (80kph).

Fire Island residents have been asked to evacuate. Residents in New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts have been warned to be prepared for power outages that could last several days.

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