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With Triple Threat of High Tides, Full Moon & High Winds Only Minor Flooding as Sunday Afternoon

Susan Speer, Westchester County Emergency Services Deputy Commissioner - August 22, 2021
(PHOTO: Susan Speer, Westchester County Emergency Services Deputy Commissioner, warned of the triple threat to the Sound Shore.)

As of Sunday afternoon, the impacts of Hurricane Henri on Rye have been mild. “So far we are just seeing a little bit of flooding on Kirby Lane,” Mayor Cohn told MyRye.com shortly before 1pm. The City had just passed the first of two high tides during the storm at 12:05pm Sunday.

The Rye Town dock by American Yacht Club Sunday, August 22, 2021
(PHOTO: Rye Town dock by American Yacht Club early on Sunday.)

Given Con Ed was “severely chastised” by the Public Service Commission on its poor response to Tropical Storm Isaias a year ago, Cohn sounded cautiously hopeful should Con Ed need to spring into action if widespread power outages occur.

Earlier on Sunday during a County press briefing Emergency Services Department Deputy Commissioner Susan Speer warned “there will be flooding on the Sound Shore” reminding residents of the triple threat – two high tides during the storm surge, a full moon and high winds.

The National Weather Service has a flash flood warning in effect for Rye until 5:45pm Sunday.

Rye Boat Basin Sunday, August 22, 2021
(PHOTO: The Rye Boat Basin early on Sunday.)

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