Hurricane Henri moved onshore at midday Sunday as a tropical storm. The center of the storm moved inland into western Rhode Island. This is the first hurricane since “Bob” in 1991 to move onshore in Rhode Island (a relatively small target – it has just 4 counties). The top pic. is flooding from Henri (from WTHN)
Wind gusts along the shore and out on the islands were as high as 65-70 mph. Many inland areas had gusts to 40-50 mph.
There were downed trees and power lines and some flooding. The heaviest rain from Henri fell across parts of New York City and just to the west in New Jersey.
As of 7 pm Sunday (8/22) , there were 69,053 customers without power in Rhode Island, the most of any state. Around 14% of Rhode Island lost power. That number was down to 52,000 by midnight. Connecticut had 25,746 with power and Massachusetts reported 7,978 customers without power Sunday evening.
* There have been very serious hurricane hits in this area in the past. The famous 1938 hurricane flooded Providence RI up to the 2nd floor.
The remains of Henri – just a depression – will drift through New England and head toward Nova Scotia.