WESERLY, R.I. (WBZ NewsRadio) – The tropical depression Henri appears to be lingering in the Northeast, meaning more rain and possibly major flooding inland, according to the National Weather Service.
Forecasters say Henri is expected to move east across New England, dropping 1 to 3 more inches of rain, which could lead to more flooding in some areas.
Henri was downgraded to a tropical storm before coming ashore in Westerly, R.I. on Sunday and is now a depression. The storm knocked out power to around 75,000 homes and businesess at one point on Sunday. National Grid said it expected to have service to most of its customers restored by midweek.
"It was a little windy, we had some rain, and we lost power around 11:30," Bob McGilvery of Hopkinton, R.I. told WBZ TV. "Sometimes we wait three, four, five days before we get power.
Some residents said they knew what to expect and appeared willing to tolerate the conditions, relying on past experiences
"I've been through Carol, I've been through Bob, I've been through Gloria, we're still here," Bob Malo, another Hopkinton resident, told WBZ TV. As of 7 a.m., the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency reported 1,190 outages in Massachusetts.
The Steamship Authority resumed service from Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket after canceling on Sunday because of the storm. Trips from the Vineyard are only running out of Vineyard Haven. A decision was to be made in the morning about resuming trips out of Oak Bluffs.
More than 200 flights out of Logan International Airport were canceled on Sunday by Henri, and more delays were reported on Monday as airlines reposition planes to resume regular service.