“We Love NYC: The Home Concert,” which signaled the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and the reopening of concerts in that city, was halted in the middle of a performance by singer Barry Manilow, with a warning asking spectators to do so. Leave the can quickly.
The New York Police Department (NYPD) appealed on social media: “As severe weather approaches, all spectators at the event should calmly drive to the nearest exit and exit the park.”
Stars like Paul Simon, Patti Smith and Bruce Springsteen were waiting their turn to take the stage, at a party that was supposed to last several hours and in which tenor Andrea Bocelli and musician Carlos Santana, among others, performed.
The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) announced that Tropical Storm Henry, which was upgraded Saturday to a Category 1 hurricane on a scale of five with maximum sustained winds of 120 kph, is expected to make landfall in New York state today.
The meteorological phenomenon has already led to authorities recommending that citizens prepare for the impact of the hurricane, particularly on Long Island and Cape Cod, two well-known tourist destinations in the coastal region.
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker warned that anyone on the streets Sunday is stuck in traffic on Cape Cod bridges when the storm is at its height, and urged vacationers along the coast between New York and Boston to delay exiting or early return.
Cape Cod, packed with thousands of vacationers, is a major concern for officials, who have also issued warnings for neighboring counties Hartford, Connecticut and Albany, a coastal region that could experience flash floods.
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency and announced the deployment of 500 National Guard troops in anticipation of the hurricane’s arrival.
“Get ready for heavy rain, wind and power outages,” the governor warned on Twitter.
Since ‘superstorm’ Sandy in 2012, New York has not received the direct impact of the hurricane, the Associated Press (AP) reported, which reported that many repairs have been made since then, but there are other projects aimed at preventing hurricane damage. Not completed.
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