TROPICAL STORM HENRI MAKES LANDFALL IN RHODE ISLAND

Aug 22, 2021

By Jeremy Logan

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Tropical Storm Henri has made landfall in Rhode Island.

The storm system brought heavy winds and rains to the area as it began pummeling the northeastern U.S. coastline early Sunday.

Millions of people were forced to choose between riding out the storm or evacuating to safer ground.

President Joe Biden approved emergency declarations for Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut.

Though downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm, Henri still packed wind gusts of up to 112 kilometres per hour in some areas as it moved up the coast.

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