Tropical Depression Henri took out power for more than 115,000 homes and businesses

Several areas received over eight inches of rain.
A muddy waterline appears against a business entrance after a flash flood hit the area, following Tropical Storm Henris landfall, in Jamesburg, New Jersey, on August 23, 2021.
Tropical Storm Henris
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More than 115,000 homes and businesses lost power in the Northeast on Monday, as Tropical Depression Henri unleashed more than eight inches of rain in some areas.

Henri made landfall in Rhode Island on Sunday afternoon as a tropical storm with 60-mph winds, but was nearly stationary on Monday as winds dropped to a maximum of 30 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

The storm is centered approximately 60 miles north of New York City, causing flood watches to be announced across southeast New York, eastern Pennsylvania, Long Island, New Jersey, and parts of New England, USA TODAY reported.

"Heavy rainfall from Henri will continue to result in limited to considerable flash, urban, and small stream flooding impacts, along with isolated minor to moderate river flooding,'' the NHC said.

An estimated $6 billion to $8 billion in total damage and economic losses may result from Henri, according to an updated AccuWeather report. Tuesday is expected to be the end of hazards from Henri.

Brooklyn received over eight inches of rain on Sunday night, with almost another two inches on Monday, according to USA TODAY. With a city record of approximately two inches of rain in an hour on Saturday night, Central Park had a total of over seven inches of rain.

In New Jersey, some areas also got more than eight inches of rain, with the town of Cranbury getting almost nine. Near Cranbury, the central New Jersey town of Helmetta saw 200 resident leave for friends and families living on higher ground as their own homes were flooded on Sunday, the news outlet reported.

"It came so quick – in the blink of an eye," Helmetta Mayor Christopher Slavicek said. "Now there's cleanup. So this is far from over."

Almost four feet of water flooded the Four Boys ice cream stand, according to co-owner Luke Becker, leaving behind three inches of mud and dislodging a tall cooler, according to USA TODAY.

"We were initially hoping to be back open by Labor Day," Becker said, "but now it looks like we've got to go through all the plumbing and rip out a ton of electrical because we don’t know how much of that was affected."

Police and firefighters rescued 86 people in Newark, according to the city's Public Safety Director Brian O'Hara.

Firefighters evacuated 18 homes and made several rescues in the Hartford suburb of Manchester, Connecticut, where Henri brought approximately five inches of rain, USA TODAY reported.

President Biden spoke with governors of the states impacted by Henri, approving emergency declarations for New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Connecticut.

"I urged them to take advantage of the assistance FEMA can offer in advance. I'm committed to do everything we can to support their communities through the storm and afterward," Biden said on Sunday.