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USA: Hurricane Henry causes flooding in New England

Hurricane Henry occurred in the Northeast United States For strong winds and rain. On Sunday he first reached the beach Rhode Island. He then cut off the electricity supply to more than 100,000 homes in New England. There were many floods. Roads were flooded and bridges were impassable. Many were trapped in their vehicles.

The storm was downgraded by a hurricane before hitting New England. According to the National Hurricane Center, Henry was pulling inland at speeds of up to 70 mph (approximately 113 km / h). So far, only a few major wind or flood damage have been reported. However, many bridges on Rhode Island were temporarily closed, and some coastal roads became impassable.

Many communities in central New Jersey were inundated by up to eight inches of rain by noon Sunday. In Jamsburg, television footage showed city streets flooded and cars completely submerged. By the afternoon there were 78,000 families on Rhode Island, at 32,000 Connecticut, At 9000 Massachusetts And 4000 power outages in New York.

Rhode Island has been hit by hurricanes and tropical storms including Superstorm Sandy In 2012, Irene Hurricane Bob in 2011 and 1991 closed it on Sunday.

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