At the same time, the river’s flow “slowed from about 2 feet per second down to about half a foot per second in the other direction,” Perrien said. Of course, to be fair, with more than a foot of rain in 24 hours, flash flooding would have been the outcome even if the ground was dry. The depression is only moving at 1 mph, so there is still the threat of more flooding Monday. Once the front makes its way farther eastward from the Great Lakes into the Atlantic by the end of the week, the severe threat for the region will diminish. Rain showers will likely become more widespread starting Saturday night and into Sunday, when Henri is expected to make landfall. Henri’s wind field at landfall is expected to be a quarter of the size, CNN meteorologists said. Henri’s center had sustained winds of 75 mph late Saturday afternoon. Yes, the winds have weakened with this storm, but the rain is still coming down. Six people were missing in New Jersey on Friday morning in connection with the storm, the governor’s office told CNN. That shear is expected to end Friday night, allowing Henri to reach hurricane status by Saturday.
In Newark, New Jersey, the air traffic control tower at Newark Liberty Airport was briefly evacuated due to wind Wednesday night, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said in a statement to CNN. The latest flash flood emergency included Newark, the state’s largest city. And another 500 New Yorkers were rescued from flooded roadways, buildings and subway stations, the New York City Emergency Management Department said. Terence Sobolewski, interim president of National Grid New England, said more than 500 line crews and more than 200 street crews were in the area in South Kingstown and surrounding communities. Eversouce, a utility that serves Connecticut, had “thousands of line and tree crews” working, plus “an army of people behind the scenes supporting a safe restoration,” president of regional electric operations Craig Hallstrom said Sunday in a news release. Ryan Bachus, who drove 17 hours from Tennessee with his colleagues to offer assistance, cuts down a tree that fell in New Bedford, Massachusetts. A downed tree blocks a road in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, new england patriots tom brady jersey on September 1. A tennis fan covers herself from rain as she attends a match at the US Open in New York on September 1. A second-round singles match between Kevin Anderson.
Earlier Saturday, the city recommended a voluntary evacuation for some residents by 10 p.m., including those who live on Shore Ave., Beach Pond Road, Pine Island Road and Jupiter Point. On Long Island’s East End, Christine Oakland-Hill said road flooding was just one of her concerns for her shoreside business, Oakland’s Restaurant and Marina, which has been there 30 years. As the remnants of the storm arc from the South to New England, another 3 to 7 inches of rain is expected across at least 12 states, including areas already impacted by severe flooding this month such as Tennessee and New Jersey. Eight states across the Northeast have heat advisories in effect at least through Tuesday, with some extended through Wednesday. Heat advisories are in effect through Wednesday for New York, as temperatures soar into the middle of the week. Flash flooding has already begun Wednesday evening and more than 30 water rescues are taking place across the county, the weather service said. Although Henri has weakened to a tropical depression, with damaging winds and storm surge subsiding, the threat of flooding in the Northeast remains. As we see more pictures of destruction, devastation and sadness come out of the flooding event in middle Tennessee, we see how sometimes those storms without a name will be the storms we will never forget.
And, while experts say the research is still developing, a 2020 study published in the journal Nature found storms are staying stronger farther inland than they did five decades ago. As the planet heats up, storms get stronger. As for what to expect with any new policies, de Blasio said Friday these could include sending cellphone alerts to people living in basement apartments ahead of storms. People living in an area under storm surge warnings “should take all necessary actions to protect life and property from rising water and the potential for other dangerous conditions,” the hurricane center said Saturday morning. More than 36 million other people are under tropical storm warnings, including parts of New Jersey and New York — including New York City — and large parts of southern New England. With Henri, storm surges also are a major concern: Surges between 3 and 5 feet are possible Sunday in areas including parts of Long Island to Chatham, Massachusetts, the hurricane center said. Additional rainfall totals of 1 to 3 inches are expected on top of what has already fallen, Hennen said. Rainfall amounts of 3 to 4.5 inches have been reported while another 1.5 to 3 inches were expected over the next few hours.