East Farmingdale, NY- Although we didn’t see the worst of it, Henri is still not done with Long Island. Once a Category 1 storm spiraling up the Atlantic on course to crash into Suffolk County, now Henri sits stalled on the New York/Connecticut border. On Sunday Henri, narrowly missed Montauk and instead crashed onshore in Rhode Island. Henri continued to move to the north and west and then downgraded into a Tropical Depression. TD Henri will continue to soak parts of Long Island again on Monday, with the potential to cause flooding. On Sunday, areas in Nassau and Queens saw an average of 5 inches of rain, while the east end of Long Island saw much lower amounts of rainfall. On Sunday coastal flooding was reported at Jones Beach in Wantagh and along Dune Road in Quogue but for the most part, Long Island largely escaped what could have been a catastrophic and historic weather event. The last time Long Island was hit directly with a hurricane, was back in 1985 with Hurricane Gloria. Henri made landfall Sunday on the CT/Rhode Island border around lunch time, at one point over 74,000 customers in Rhode Island were without power. As of Monday morning the number without power in R.I. shrunk to a little over 40,0000.
Photo: Waves pound the seawall in Montauk, N.Y., Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021, as Tropical Storm Henri affects the Atlantic coast. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)