A flooding threat extends from Pennsylvania and New Jersey to Maine on Monday from the remnants of Tropical Depression Henri, while 22 dead and many missing after flooding in record-setting rainfall in Tennessee
The remnants of Tropical Depression Henri will bring the threat of flooding over the Northeast on Monday.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flash flood watches and flood warnings for the following areas on Monday: Northeastern Pennsylvania; Northern New Jersey; south-central and eastern New York; western New England areas; Connecticut: Rhode Island; central and western Massachusetts; Southern Vermont; southern New Hampshire; southern Maine.
Crews were still working to restore power in parts of the Northeast on Monday morning, with 42,360 customers without electricity and Rhode Island, 8,622 in Connecticut, 4,487 in New Jersey and 4,117 in Pennsylvania, according to poweroutage.us. Forecasters are warning that flooding rains throughout the day could potentially bring increased power outages to parts of the Northeast.
Up to 17 inches of rain in Humphreys County in less than 24 hours from heavy storms led to record-breaking floodwaters surging through Middle Tennessee over the weekend, NPR reported. At least 22 people are dead, many of them children, and initially 40 people were missing. Heavy rains also created flooding as rising waters tore through Humphreys, Hickman, Houston and Dickson Counties early Saturday morning, Tennessee. The city of Waverley was the hardest hit.
The flooding on Saturday also took out roads, cell phone towers and telephone lines, complicating communications, and sending emergency workers door to door searching for survivors. Humphreys County is home to roughly 18,000 people, located some 60 miles west of Nashville.
On Monday morning, the sheriff of Humphreys County said the missing were now less than 20 people, News Channel 5 Nashville reported.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued heat warnings for a dozen states in the Midwest and the South for Monday. Thunderstorms are forecast over most of the areas under heat warnings with the exception of Oklahoma and parts of Texas.
Excessive heat warning: northeastern Louisiana; southeastern Arkansas; western Mississippi.
Heat advisory: eastern Kansas; central and eastern Oklahoma; northeastern and eastern Texas; Missouri; Arkansas; Louisiana; western and central Mississippi; western Illinois; western Kentucky; western Tennessee; southwestern Alabama; western Florida Panhandle.