Thousands in New England still without power after Henri

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About a time aft making landfall successful New England, Henri is inactive bringing dense rainfall to the area, though the tempest has since been downgraded to a tropical depression.

Henri made landfall connected Sunday day successful coastal Rhode Island arsenic a tropical storm, though dense rainfall and terrible winds had been wrecking confederate New England and parts of Long Island passim the weekend.

Henri's dense winds connected Saturday and Sunday knocked down trees, causing immoderate powerfulness outages successful the region. According to, astir 50,000 radical are inactive without powerfulness successful some Rhode Island and Connecticut. About 43,000 of those without powerfulness are successful Rhode Island.

The outages travel arsenic temperatures are expected to transcend 90 degrees successful the portion aboriginal this week.

"Now, arsenic the tempest begins to walk retired of the state, the important enactment indispensable commencement for recovery," Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee said during a property conference, according to CNN. "We cognize that that's an contented and that's wherefore getting powerfulness restored is critical."

While the menace from terrible winds has disappeared, Henri is expected to proceed dumping rainfall connected the portion successful the aboriginal portion of the week. According to the National Hurricane Center, confederate New England is expected to person an further 2 to 4 inches of rainfall connected apical of the dense rains the tempest has brought.

CNN reports that astir 50 cardinal radical stay nether flood watches from Pennsylvania to New England, arsenic further rainfall could pb to small-stream oregon flash flooding successful the area.

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