Westport won’t escape this one.
Henri — now a bona fide Category 1 hurricane — will make landfall somewhere on Long Island or southern New England tomorrow.
But wherever he hits, we’ll feel residual effects. From 4 to 6 inches of rain is now forecast, along with winds of 40 to perhaps 70 miles and hour, and storm surges of 3 to 5 feet. The full moon only adds to the danger.
Meanwhile, at Compo Beach, the Parks & Recreation Department prepared by moving lifeguard chairs to safer spots.
But have no fear. If you want to swim — taking a break from storming the grocery stores and battening down hatches — the lifeguards are on duty.