When Henry moved inside, he lost his weakness on Sunday afternoon. When he reached the southwestern part of Rhode Island, he was accompanied by heavy rain and winds of about 65 km / h. A hurricane turns into a tropical storm when the wind speed drops below 120.7 km/h.
“Local authorities urged people to leave beach towns as storm surge continues to threaten eastern Long Island and southern New England. And on Sunday, 140,000 utility customers in the New Jersey area were left without power to Maine, although supplies were brought back to some,” he said. . The New York Times “.
According to the National Hurricane Center’s forecast, Henry was expected to deflate more Sunday night local time. However, heavy rain and strong winds may continue until Monday.
According to the “New York Times”, on Saturday, even before Henry’s arrival, a record amount of rain fell in Central Park, New York – 11.5 centimeters. Rail transportation in Long Island and southern New England has been paralyzed. The New York concert in Central Park, which had been announced months ago with great pomp, has stopped.
Hundreds of flights were canceled at New York City airports on Sunday. The states of New York and New Jersey flooded the roads.
“Newark firefighters and police have rescued 86 people, including 16 children, after several vehicles were submerged by the floods,” the New York Daily wrote, citing the Newark Department of Public Safety.
On Sunday afternoon, President Joe Biden said he agreed to declare states of emergency in Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York.
“We are doing everything we can to help these states,” the president emphasized, adding that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is already in the area and ready to help destroy the damage.
The catastrophic floods were caused by record rainfall on Saturday. In some places, 43 cm of rain fell in less than 24 hours. Many places were under water.
The city of Waverley suffered especially, with many homes destroyed by the mass of water. They also uprooted huge trees with their roots and hijacked cars.
State National Guard units assist in the rescue operation. In many places there is no electricity and cell phones are not working.
US President Joe Biden offered his condolences to the families of Tennessee flood victims on Sunday. Provide federal assistance to state authorities. “We provide whatever support you need in these trying times,” Biden said.
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