Fort Taber Park and New Bedford beaches closed Friday, July 9 due to tropical storm warning

New Bedford, Massachusetts– Fort Taber Park and New Bedford’s beaches will be closed on Friday, July 9 due to the Tropical Storm Warning in effect for the Greater New Bedford area.

Rain along with winds of 8 to 13 miles per hour, with wind gusts as high as 43 miles per hour, are expected close to 3:00 a.m. Friday into the daytime hours. Residents are advised to safely contain lawn furniture or outdoor items, and ensure pets are inside during the storm.

A Flash Flood Watch is also in effect for the area from 12:00 a.m. midnight until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 9.