Thousands without power as Henri makes landfall near Rhode Island

A bicycle sits in flood waters as Tropical Storm Henri arrived over Watch Hill in Westerly, Rhode Island, USA, yesterday. Henri is expected to head south for southern Massachusetts today, bringing heavy rain and causing flooding across the region. – EPA pic, August 23, 2021.

TROPICAL Storm Henri made landfall at 12.15pm yesterday near Westerly, Rhode Island, with winds of 97km per hour, the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said, as thousands of people already without electricity braced for the full effect of the storm.

Tropical storm warnings were extended from coastal Connecticut and Rhode Island to the luxurious oceanfront estates of the Hamptons on the eastern end of Long Island, New York, with over 100,000 power outages reported for customers up the northern East Coast as of 5pm, most in Rhode Island, Xinhua reported.

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