Hurricane Henry causes more than 110,000 people power outage in northeastern United States

Traces of Hurricane Henry passing through Jamestown (Rhode Island), August 22, 2021.

Hurricane Henry killed more than 110,000 people in the northeastern United States on Sunday, August 22. In detail, more than 72,000 people in Rhode Island State, 30,000 in Connecticut, and 10,000 in Massachusetts were without electricity. As of Monday morning, that number had dropped to less than 70,000 (55,000 on Rhode Island and 14,000 in Connecticut).

The U.S. National Weather Service reported that the storm hit the U.S. coast at 12:15 pm (6:15 pm in Paris) near Rhode Island. At 5 p.m., the local bulletin, the U.S. Hurricane Monitoring Center (NHC), announced that the storm was blowing with winds of up to 65 km / h, the previous day at 120 km / h at sea. From hurricane to tropical storm through the NHC in the morning.

“It is important to monitor the situation and be prepared in and around your home., President Biden warned at a news conference late in the afternoon.

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Northeastern America is generally relatively untouched by storms, often affecting states such as southern Florida or Louisiana. Scientists say that as the surface of the oceans warms, hurricanes become more powerful.

On August 22, 2021, Hurricane Henry, like this residential area in Helmet (New Jersey), flooded the northeastern United States.

“We narrowly escaped”

Rhode Island Governor Dan McGee said he was there “The Great Flood” In some areas, the first reaction of some residents was that the storm’s path was not as bad as expected.

“We narrowly escaped”Newport resident James Kicker told Agencies France-Presse (AFP) he had seen it “Minor damage” In its area, with some broken branches.

According to the NHC, the region is expected to receive 70 to 150 mm of rain and up to 250 mm of rain, while the weather disruption has already halted a major concert organized at Central Park on Saturday. “Reunion” Artists with a New York audience. In the afternoon, however, the NHC lifted all warnings of coastal submergence.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Saturday declared a state of emergency as the storm approached, with 500 national security forces mobilized in support of efforts to respond to the storm. The cultural and economic capital of the country still has a painful memoryHurricane Sandy killed 44 people in 2012.

World with AFP