Seacoast prepares for possible flooding caused by Henri, astronomical high tide

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Seacoast authorities are keeping a close eye on the tide. They have warned there could be flooding as Henri continues to pummel New Hampshire. The coast saw wind and rain all day on Sunday, but the surf turned out to be a problem. Boats appeared safe in Rye Harbor just after midday high tide and most fishermen left their boats in the water. However, the Granite State Whale Watch is moving to a less exposed port. >> Henri: Maps, models, last track There were some small floods in the streets during the day. But, officials are worried about the astronomically high tide that arrives at midnight Sunday. City and state officials have put up road closure signs and equipment to respond quickly. flood. So that’s the only concern we have right now, ”Rye Police Chief Kevin Walsh said. But, the midnight high tide combined with Henry could cause more flooding. “We take this seriously and are working with our state and local partners,” Hobbs said. “Just to make sure we’re ready in case things change. We encourage people to pay attention to the weather and be aware of any changes that may occur. Neighborhoods along the flood-prone coast have been warned to prepare before high tide. >> News 9 weather coverage:

Seacoast authorities are keeping a close eye on the tide. They warned there could be flooding as Henri continues to attack New Hampshire.

The coast saw wind and rain all day on Sunday, but the surf turned out to be a problem.

Boats appeared safe in Rye Harbor just after midday high tide and most fishermen left their boats in the water. However, the Granite State Whale Watch is moving to a less exposed port.

>> Henri: Maps, models, last track

There was some minor flooding in the streets during the day. But, officials are worried about the astronomically high tide that arrives at midnight Sunday. City and state officials have put up road closure signs and equipment to respond quickly.

“We have pockets of areas where it floods anyway and if the dikes don’t resist it will increase flooding both on the traffic lanes and on wider flood areas. So that’s the only concern we have right now, ”Rye Police Chief Kevin Walsh said.

>> Henri: Possible impacts on New Hampshire

Hampton Police Chief David Hobbs, who is also the director of emergency management, said conditions have been manageable so far. But, the midnight high tide combined with Henry could cause more flooding.

“We take this seriously and are working with our state and local partners,” Hobbs said. “Just to make sure we’re ready in case things change. We encourage people to pay attention to the weather and be aware of any changes that may occur. “

Neighborhoods along the flood-prone coast have been warned to prepare before high tide.

>> Weather coverage on the road from News 9:

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