Updated Aug 23, 2021 - Science

Storm Henri expected to bring more heavy rain to parts of Northeast

An aerial view of flooded streets are seen in Helmetta of New Jersey,
An aerial view of flooded streets are seen in Helmetta, New Jersey. Photo: Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Storm Henri dumped heavy rain across the Northeastern U.S. on Sunday, causing considerable flash, urban and other minor flooding over the Tri-State Area and New England.

The latest: The storm is expected to continue to drench the region through Monday night. More than 60,000 customers throughout the Northeast were without power as of Monday morning, according to Poweroutage.us.

  • Parts of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire remain under flood and flash flood watches through Monday.

The big picture: Henri weakened to a depression Sunday night, after making landfall in Rhode Island as a tropical storm, knocking out power to over 100,000 homes, causing flight cancellations and bringing record rainfall to New York City.

  • Airports remained open after Henri made landfall on Sunday afternoon, but more than 1,000 flights in or out of or within the U.S. were canceled, per the flight-tracking website FlightAware.
  • There were reports of widespread road flooding across New York City and New Jersey, according to the National Weather Service.

What they're saying: President Biden said Sunday that the government had mobilized resources to help the afflicted areas, in addition to him already approving emergency declarations for Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York.

  • "This storm has the potential for widespread consequences across the region," Biden said.
In photos: Henri lashes Northeast
An aerial view of flooded streets are seen in Helmetta of New Jersey, United States on August 22
An aerial view of streets flooded by Henri's rains in Helmetta, New Jersey, on Aug. 22. Photo: Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Evacuated residents look towards floating debris following a flash flood from Tropical Storm Henri
Evacuated residents look toward floating debris following a flash flood from Henri, in Helmetta on Aug. 22. Photo: Tom Brenner/AFP via Getty Images
a rescue crew member wades through high waters following a flash flood
A rescue crew member wades through high waters following a flash flood in Helmetta on Aug. 22. Photo: Tom Brenner/AFP via Getty Image
during Tropical Storm Henri in Groton, Connecticut on August 22
A woman stands in a flooded street with her boots during Tropical Storm Henri in Groton, Connecticut, on Aug. 22. Photo: Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images
Uprooted fallen tree in front of a house
Fallen trees caused many power lines to break as strong winds tore weak branches apart and uprooted root systems from the ground during Tropical Storm Henri in New London, Connecticut, Aug. 22. Photo: Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images
 A man and dog walk cross a street before traffic as Tropical Storm Henri approaches, in Montauk, Long Island on August 22
A street in Montauk, Long Island, as Henri approaches on Aug. 22. Photo: Ed Jones/AFP via Getty Images
Two women in rain ponchos
People cross the street as rain falls in New York City's Times Square as Tropical Storm Henri approaches on Aug. 22. Photo: Kena Betancur/AFP via Getty Images
A person walks on a flooded road during Tropical Storm Henri
A person walks on a flooded road during Tropical Storm Henri in Westerly, Rhode Island, on Aug 22. Photo: Scott Eisen/Getty Images

Editor's note: This article has been updated with further details of Henri's impact on the Northeast and further photos.

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