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– WASHINGTON, AUG 21 – The maxi-concert in progress in Central Park was interrupted due to the worsening of the weather conditions over New York, linked to the arrival on the northeastern coast of the USA of Hurricane Henri.
The crowd of tens of thousands of people present at the event was invited to leave the park immediately and take cover by earning the nearest exit. Shortly before the start of the concert, Mayor Bill de Blasio had declared a state of emergency, but at the same time gave the green light to the event.
There were still more than two hours to go until the end of the concert, with performances by the most anticipated stars such as Bruce Springsteen, when a strong wind and pouring rain began to hit Manhattan. “Due to the approach of worsening weather conditions, all the participants in the event must calmly head towards the exit closest to them and exit the park”, the message from the New York police, which, however, to avoid alarmism and scenes of panic stressed that we were not facing an emergency. “Please – the agents’ appeal – get help if needed by our staff”.
Hurricane Henri, category 1, according to meteorologists should touch land in a few hours on the northeastern coast between the New England region and Long Island, just outside New York. Maximum alert also in Boston. (HANDLE).