Henri makes landfall and weakens, but moves inland and wreaks havoc

Henri makes landfall and weakens, but moves into the interior of the United States and wreaks havoc. The tropical storm has put millions ...

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  • Henri makes landfall and weakens, but moves into the interior of the United States and wreaks havoc.
  • The tropical storm has put millions of citizens on alert for upcoming heavy rains and flash floods.
  • The risk of heavy rain and flooding continues in some states such as Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Henri makes landfall and weakens, but moves into the interior of USA wreaking havoc and putting millions of citizens on alert due to the heavy rains and flash floods to come.

This Sunday, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported that Henri was on US soil. “Tropical Storm #Henri makes landfall near Westerly, Rhode Island, with maximum sustained winds of 60 MPH and a central pressure of 989 mb,” the agency said, but the devastation of this system is not over yet.

Henri makes landfall and weakens, but moves inland causing havoc

Henri makes landfall and weakens, but moves inland causing havoc
Photo: NHC

According to meteorologists, Henri has weakened and slowed over southwestern Rhode Island; but it is still capable of causing serious damage to the northeast of the country, which is why they maintain alerts in some areas.

Tropical Storm Warning #Henri 28: Henri weakens a bit further as it moves west-northwest through central Connecticut. Heavy rains and flooding are expected in parts of southern New England and the northern mid-Atlantic states through Monday, “he reported. via Twitter NHC.

Henri still has a way to go

Henri makes landfall and weakens, but moves inland causing havoc
Photo: NHC

The forward speed of the storm begins to slow progressively as forecasters had predicted and is now moving northwest at 14 kilometers per hour. Still, Henri has a way to go.

“On the forecast track, Henri is expected to slow further and possibly park near the Connecticut-New York border tonight, and an east-northeast movement is expected through northern Connecticut and southern Massachusetts on Monday, ”predicts the NHC.

What are the risks and states under alert?

Henri makes landfall and weakens, but moves inland causing havoc
Photo: NHC

In its latest report, the NHC stated: “Heavy rain could continue to result in significant flash, urban and stream flooding, coupled with the potential for additional minor to moderate flooding isolated from rivers over sections of Long Island, New England, the eastern New York, New Jersey, and northwestern Pennsylvania. ”

This means that the risk of heavy rain and flooding continues for some states such as Connecticut and Massachusetts, while the tropical storm warning remains from East Rockaway Inlet, New York to Chatham, Massachusetts, including Long Island, Block Island, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, reported CNN.

Consequences of Henri’s passage

Henri makes landfall and weakens, but moves inland causing havoc
Photo: NHC

Henri made landfall on Sunday and wreaked havoc on the northeast coast of the US, home to states such as New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

This cyclone left more than 76,000 families without electricity service in Rhode Island alone and it was completely unexpected for an area so far north of the Atlantic.

No storm surge

Photo: AP

Local media reported that for 30 years that area had not suffered the attacks of a storm. In 1991, Hurricane Bob made landfall in Rhode Island and caused severe flooding off the coasts of that state and Massachusetts, causing $ 1 billion in damage, AccuWeather recalled.

After 30 years, comes Tropical Storm Henri, which became the third hurricane this year. Although the good news is that the authorities have canceled the threat of storm surge in the area.

Hurricane Henri downgrades to a tropical storm as it approaches northeastern US (Videos)

Photo: Getty Images

Henri, whose winds lost strength overnight and is no longer a hurricane, is already near the northeast coast of the United States, where according to forecasts it will make landfall this Sunday preceded by wind, rain and storm surge, the news agency reported Eph.

At 0800 hours (12.00 GMT), the United States National Hurricane Center (NHC) located the now Tropical Storm Henri about 40 miles (65 km) from Montauk Point, off the coast of New York State, and about 75 miles (125 km) from Providence, Rhode Island.

Henri degrades to a tropical storm and videos come out

Photo: Getty Images

With maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour (110 km / h), Tropical Storm Henri moves in a north-northwest direction at 16 miles per hour (26 km / h), detailed the aforementioned news agency, while the inhabitants get ready for the arrival of the phenomenon this Sunday.

The NHC changed the hurricane warning for a coastal area between Long Island (New York) and Block Island (Massachusetts) to a tropical storm warning. It is in that area, which also includes coastal areas of the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island, where Henri is expected to make landfall this Sunday. Henri makes landfall and weakens, but moves inland causing havoc.

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