Residents of Rossmoor, a retirement home in central New Jersey's Monroe Township, smelled like sewage as they returned to their homes and destroyed possessions. Henri had turned their streets into rivers.
Roseann Kiernan and John Kiernan stated that they would likely have to toss their appliances and tear up carpets, and then replace their car after their house was filled with almost 2 feet of water on Sunday.
"This is all we have left. Roseann Kiernan lamented, "Null, nothing." "They said that everything must go."
Monroe was only a few miles from Monroe when the sound of portable pumps blew the air in Jamesburg. This is another New Jersey community that has been hard hit.
Luke Becker, one of six brothers who owns the Four Boys ice-cream stand, said that nearly 4 feet of water surged into the shop. This dissolved a tall cooler, and left 3 inches of mud behind.
He stated that while we had originally hoped to have the doors open by Labor Day (but now it appears like we have to go through all of the plumbing and pull out tons of electrical, because we don’t know how much of this was affected). "Right now, there is really no timetable."
New Jersey Governor. Phil Murphy visited the storm-ravaged areas Monday. The area was still under flood warning until late at night.
Henri spared coastal areas of New York and New England major damage when its center made landfall Sunday in Rhode Island. Its size and slow speed caused deluges across the country, from Maine to Pennsylvania.
Henri's remnants were moving eastward at 9 mph over New England on Monday. However, they were expected to accelerate later. Flood watches and warnings were issued across large swathes of the Northeast as a result.
He said that he believes we have escaped any danger because of how long it took the storm to pass through. "This storm has passed within 24 hours, so it is not the same storm, thank you."
However, New England officials were concerned that just a few inches more rainfall would cause flooding, tornadoes and downpours. This was after a record-breaking summer.
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont stated Monday that the ground was so saturated with water, every inch of rain causes flash floods and floods immediately. After seeing the damage caused by heavy winds Sunday in Canterbury, Ned Lamont stated Monday.
Henri has not been linked to any deaths, but thousands of people were still without power in the area as crews worked to remove fallen trees and power lines throughout Monday.
President Joe Biden declared disasters in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Vermont, Vermont, Connecticut and Connecticut. This opens the door to federal recovery assistance.
Annette Landry, a Hartford resident, hopes Monday's rains won't bring back the same deluge that left her condo complex with only a few inches of water on Sunday.
After Henri dumped 5 inches of rain, firefighters reported that they assisted in the evacuation of 18 homes and performed several rescues.
Landry, a 72 year-old retired man whose second-floor house was saved, said that it was a tragedy that such an event occurred.
Dolores Hebert, a central New Jersey resident, was still shaking Monday morning after being taken to safety by boat along with her cat and dog as 8 inches of rain fell. Water was rushing through Rossmoor's streets.
As she stood in front of a front door with 18-inch high watermarks, the 76-year old said, "I was asleep and when I woke awake it was up to me knees." "I didn’t know what I should do." I panicked."