Henri Spares South Fork, Brings Rain, Waves and a Practice of Preparedness - 27 East

Henri Spares South Fork, Brings Rain, Waves and a Practice of Preparedness

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A fellow kiteboarder helps Ben Miller launch his kite in 30-mph wind gusts and rain as he goes kiteboarding along Long Beach in Sag Harbor during Tropical Storm Henri on Sunday.   MICHAEL HELLER

A fellow kiteboarder helps Ben Miller launch his kite in 30-mph wind gusts and rain as he goes kiteboarding along Long Beach in Sag Harbor during Tropical Storm Henri on Sunday. MICHAEL HELLER

East Hampton Village lifeguards at Main Beach closed the beach to swimming at 11:00 a.m. in preparation for Hurricane Henri on Saturday.  MICHAEL HELLER

East Hampton Village lifeguards at Main Beach closed the beach to swimming at 11:00 a.m. in preparation for Hurricane Henri on Saturday. MICHAEL HELLER

East Hampton Village lifeguards at Main Beach closed the beach to swimming at 11:00 a.m. in preparation for Hurricane Henri on Saturday.  MICHAEL HELLER

East Hampton Village lifeguards at Main Beach closed the beach to swimming at 11:00 a.m. in preparation for Hurricane Henri on Saturday. MICHAEL HELLER

Cars lined up to get gas at the Royal gas station on Main Street in Montauk in preparation for Hurricane Henri on Saturday.    MICHAEL HELLER

Cars lined up to get gas at the Royal gas station on Main Street in Montauk in preparation for Hurricane Henri on Saturday. MICHAEL HELLER

As an East Hampton Town Marine Patrol officer looks on, an East Hampton Town Highway worker dumps a load of sand at the entrance to Ditch Plains Beach in Montauk in preparation for Hurricane Henri on Saturday,    MICHAEL HELLER

As an East Hampton Town Marine Patrol officer looks on, an East Hampton Town Highway worker dumps a load of sand at the entrance to Ditch Plains Beach in Montauk in preparation for Hurricane Henri on Saturday, MICHAEL HELLER

Kenny Trumbull loads up his car as he breaks down his campsite in Hither Hills State Park in Montauk in preparation for Hurricane Henri on Saturday.   MICHAEL HELLER

Kenny Trumbull loads up his car as he breaks down his campsite in Hither Hills State Park in Montauk in preparation for Hurricane Henri on Saturday. MICHAEL HELLER

A home is boarded up to the elements along Old town Beach in Southampton.  ALEC GIUFURTA

A home is boarded up to the elements along Old town Beach in Southampton. ALEC GIUFURTA

Diners eating outside a boarded up restaurant in Southampton Village Saturday night. ALEC GIUFURTA

Diners eating outside a boarded up restaurant in Southampton Village Saturday night. ALEC GIUFURTA

A business in Southampton Village on Saturday night. ALEC GIUFURTA

A business in Southampton Village on Saturday night. ALEC GIUFURTA

The Spray II broke free of its moorings and washed ashore off Breeze Hill Road during Tropical Storm Henri on Sunday.                MICHAEL HELLER

The Spray II broke free of its moorings and washed ashore off Breeze Hill Road during Tropical Storm Henri on Sunday. MICHAEL HELLER

The storm surge breached and poured onto the roadway at 221 Gerard Drive during Tropical Storm Henri on Sunday.   MICHAEL HELLER

The storm surge breached and poured onto the roadway at 221 Gerard Drive during Tropical Storm Henri on Sunday. MICHAEL HELLER

Prohibited from entering onto the beach itself during the storm, curious onlookers gather at the beachhead at Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett to watch the surf during Tropical Storm Henri on Sunday.    MICHAEL HELLER

Prohibited from entering onto the beach itself during the storm, curious onlookers gather at the beachhead at Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett to watch the surf during Tropical Storm Henri on Sunday. MICHAEL HELLER

East Hampton Village Highway Department employees work to remove a fallen tree from Amy's Lane during Tropical Storm Henri on Sunday.      MICHAEL HELLER

East Hampton Village Highway Department employees work to remove a fallen tree from Amy's Lane during Tropical Storm Henri on Sunday. MICHAEL HELLER

Naeem Siddiqui sits waiting for a gas shipment to arrive at the BP in Southampton. His station ran out of gas Saturday morning. ALEC GIUFURTA

Naeem Siddiqui sits waiting for a gas shipment to arrive at the BP in Southampton. His station ran out of gas Saturday morning. ALEC GIUFURTA

Storm surge along Long Beach in Sag Harbor during Tropical Storm Henri on Sunday.  MICHAEL HELLER

Storm surge along Long Beach in Sag Harbor during Tropical Storm Henri on Sunday. MICHAEL HELLER

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By 6 p.m. on Sunday, Tropical Storm Henri was a memory. The sun was ous out and people flocked to Ponquogue Beach in Hampton Bays to watch the still roiling surf.    DANA SHAW

By 6 p.m. on Sunday, Tropical Storm Henri was a memory. The sun was ous out and people flocked to Ponquogue Beach in Hampton Bays to watch the still roiling surf. DANA SHAW

Patrons wait in line to fill up at the Shell station a the corner of Montauk Highway and Canoe Place Road in Hampton Bays on Saturday.  DANA SHAW

Patrons wait in line to fill up at the Shell station a the corner of Montauk Highway and Canoe Place Road in Hampton Bays on Saturday. DANA SHAW

Alec Giufurta on Aug 24, 2021
The predictions were daunting — seven to 10 days without power; hurricane-force winds; 2 to 4 feet of storm surge — and the East End prepared. But for most people... more

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