Tropical Depression Henri leaves thousands without power

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A van drives through a partially flooded street during Tropical Storm Henri in New London, Connecticut on August 22, 2021.

Tropical Depression Henri threatened to unleash more flooding on the Northeast on Monday, as at least 60,000 customers remained without power from the storm.

The power outages mostly impacted Rhode Island, where Henri made landfall Sunday afternoon near Westerly as a tropical storm before being downgraded to a depression.

More than 41,000 customers in the state still had no power Monday morning, while Connecticut had nearly 9,000 without power, and New York had 4,000, according to PowerOutage.us.

New Jersey and Pennsylvania still had about 3,800 and 4,600 customers in the dark, respectively, according to the site.

Meanwhile, rainfall continued to drench areas from New Hampshire to New York City and down to New Jersey and Pennsylvania on Monday.

Several areas in New Jersey and New York still face flooding from Tropical Storm Henri. Some areas received up to 8 inches of rainfall.
Several areas in New Jersey and New York still face flooding from Tropical Storm Henri. Some areas received up to 8 inches of rainfall.
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New Jersey and Pennsylvania still have about 3,800 and 4,600 people who are without power.
New Jersey and Pennsylvania still have about 3,800 and 4,600 people who are without power.
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More rain was forecast in New Jersey, which had already logged 8 inches in some parts.

“It came so quick — in the blink of an eye,” said Helmetta Mayor Christopher Slavicek in Middlesex County. “Now there’s cleanup. So this is far from over.”

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont was set Monday to tour the hard-hit town of Canterbury, where nearly 95 percent of Eversource customers lost power Sunday. More than 500 homes and businesses were still without electricity on Monday.

While Henri has been downgraded to a Tropical Depression, several areas are still experiencing downpours and high winds.
While Henri has been downgraded to a Tropical Depression, several areas are still experiencing downpours and high winds.
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President Biden declared federal disasters in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont and Connecticut which were the most affected by Henri.
President Biden declared federal disasters in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont and Connecticut which were the most affected by Henri.
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“It’s supposed to get nasty hot and humid again on Tuesday,” resident, Linda Orlomoski, said. “If we still have no power by then, that will be miserable.”

About 30 miles away, in Manchester, a road inundated by rain from the storm collapsed.

“We must have had a 15-foot-wide brook here, which is usually a two-foot brook, and it took out the road,” Manchester Highway Foreman Pat Casey told NBC Connecticut.

“It just washed everything out around the road, and everything just collapsed. When we first got here, it was only a section of the road collapsed, and four hours later, the whole road was gone.”

According to Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, 95 percent of Eversource customers are without power. 500 homes and businesses are still dark as of August 23, 2021.
According to Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, 95 percent of Eversource customers are without power. 500 homes and businesses are still dark as of August 23, 2021.
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Parts of the Hudson Valley in New York had gotten 4 inches of rain by Monday morning and had no power and still flooded roads — with more rainfall possible and flood watches remaining in effect.

The National Weather Service warned that torrential downpours and new flooding were possible in New England, too, and there was a chance of tornadoes.

President Joe Biden has declared federal disasters in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont and Connecticut.

A van drives through a partially flooded street during Tropical Storm Henri in New London, Connecticut on August 22, 2021.
A van drives through a partially flooded street during Tropical Storm Henri in New London, Connecticut on August 22, 2021.
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“We’re doing everything we can now to help those states prepare, respond and recover,” he said Sunday.

With Post wires

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