BOSTON (CBS) – Clean up continues Monday in Rhode Island a day after Henri made landfall as a tropical storm in the state. Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee asked drivers to stay off the roads while crews worked around the clock to clear debris and restore power.
Wind and heavy rain impacted the area and Sunday around 12:15 p.m., Henri made landfall in Westerly.READ MORE: Northeast Metro Tech Football Player Seriously Injured During Saturday Game
Though it was a dramatic scene by the ocean, it was the tree damage and downed powerlines that caused the biggest headache.READ MORE: Longtime Watertown Grocery Store Russo’s Officially Closes
At one point more than 75,000 outages were reported.MORE NEWS: Boch Center Becomes 1st Performing Arts Center In Boston To Offer On-Site Rapid COVID Tests
Cooling and charging stations will be open in Westerly on Monday morning. One will open at Westerly Senior Center and another at the Westerly/Pawcatuck YMCA.