By Staff

NEW BEDFORD (CBS) — New Bedford is trying to keep people away from the coastline when Tropical Storm Henri hits. City beaches, the CoveWalk, HarborWalk, and Fort Taber will all be closed starting at 8 p.m. on Saturday.

Police will be patrolling the area regularly and remove anyone who is there.

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According to New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell, the storm could bring surges anywhere from 3-5 feet high.

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Based on the severity of the storm surge, the city may decide to close the barrier street gates at Padanaram Avenue, West Rodney French Boulevard or East Rodney French Boulevard. The New Bedford Hurricane Barrier may need to be closed as well.

The Buttonwood Park Zoo will be closed Sunday.

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The city’s vaccine and testing clinics scheduled for Sunday will be canceled. Staff