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Henri Aftermath: Thousands still without power, mostly in Chariho towns

  • By Dale P. Faulkner and Jason Vallee Sun staff writers
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    • Aug 23, 2021 Updated 11 hrs ago
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A crew with Davey Tree Services works on clearing a huge downed tree that brought down power lines along Route 3 in Westerly on Monday, August 23, 2021, a day after Tropical Storm Henri battered the region Harold Hanka, 

 
 
 

This time, it mattered where you were.

Depending on where you live, Tropical Storm Henri, which hit the region head-on Sunday, was a different beast. In Hopkinton, Richmond and Charlestown, east of the eye of the storm, the storm tangled wires and downed tree limbs, knocking out power to the vast majority of those towns’ residents. Westerly, which was “ground zero,” it wasn’t as bad. And in Stonington and North Stonington, very few problems were reported.

'A lot of work to be done'

 
 

In Hopkinton, residents and first responders were left almost entirely in the dark by the time the storm moved out of the region on Sunday afternoon. Heavy winds caused considerable damage to countless trees, Hopkinton Police Capt. Mark Carrier said, and numerous roads were either partially or entirely blocked by debris.

Carrier said that as of mid-morning on Monday, emergency officials were still working with town highway staff and Rhode Island Department of Transportation crews to identify and address priority needs within the community. He said there "was a lot of work to be done," and said officials were racing the clock to get things repaired before warmer weather moves in later this week.

"We are still not out of the clear," Carrier said in a phone interview Monday morning. "There are a few roads that are impassable, some trees and wires still down in places, and we are aware of sections where people may potentially be blocked in. We are trying to address all of it as quickly as we can."

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Got about exactly as I had figured here, so wouldn't call the storm a "bust", though it certainly could have been much, much worse...maybe 1.5" of rain and 30ish mph gusts.....no complaints. I was not rooting for a flooded basement and loss of power with a couple of kids under 2 years old.

Happy to have kept the damage in Tolland.

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25 minutes ago, 40/70 Benchmark said:

I rolled my eyes every time I read "RI".....folks just can't recognized a skunked out core when they see one.

But weenies will continue to pay him as JB feeds them meteorological oral with those calls. 

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35 minutes ago, SouthCoastMA said:

I haven't been paying attention much, but did JB's strengthening CAT 2 hurricane end up striking Long Island? 

Long Island no longer exists but JB has started a GoFundMe campaign to help rebuild Long Island...

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1 hour ago, Ginx snewx said:
 

This time, it mattered where you were.

Depending on where you live, Tropical Storm Henri, which hit the region head-on Sunday, was a different beast. In Hopkinton, Richmond and Charlestown, east of the eye of the storm, the storm tangled wires and downed tree limbs, knocking out power to the vast majority of those towns’ residents. Westerly, which was “ground zero,” it wasn’t as bad. And in Stonington and North Stonington, very few problems were reported.

'A lot of work to be done'

 
 

In Hopkinton, residents and first responders were left almost entirely in the dark by the time the storm moved out of the region on Sunday afternoon. Heavy winds caused considerable damage to countless trees, Hopkinton Police Capt. Mark Carrier said, and numerous roads were either partially or entirely blocked by debris.

Carrier said that as of mid-morning on Monday, emergency officials were still working with town highway staff and Rhode Island Department of Transportation crews to identify and address priority needs within the community. He said there "was a lot of work to be done," and said officials were racing the clock to get things repaired before warmer weather moves in later this week.

"We are still not out of the clear," Carrier said in a phone interview Monday morning. "There are a few roads that are impassable, some trees and wires still down in places, and we are aware of sections where people may potentially be blocked in. We are trying to address all of it as quickly as we can."

My only gripe is they use Chariho in the headline but then list the towns backwards in the article. ;)

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19 minutes ago, CoastalWx said:

But weenies will continue to pay him as JB feeds them meteorological oral with those calls. 

I mean he's been hyping New England getting flattened since I was volunteering at WPRI in high school. 

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Just now, SouthCoastMA said:

Eventually he will be sorta right of a big hurricane hitting..but even in that case he will be calling for a CAT5, when in fact it's a CAT3. So no matter the situation, he's always going to exaggerate .

We are screwed when a Cat 2 hits us.

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