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Photos: The scene as Hurricane Henri hits the East Coast

Tropical Storm Henri weakened as it washed over Northeast coastal communities Sunday, but its winds were still strong enough to knock spectators off their feet and cut power from more than 100,000 homes.

Aug. 23 | Buzzards Bay, Mass.

An aerial view from a MH-60T helicopter as the Coast Guard takes a survey to ensure floating and land aides are still in the right places after Tropical Storm Henri.

Aug. 23 | Buzzards Bay, Mass.

An aerial view from a Coast Guard helicopter after the storm.

Aug. 23 | Buzzards Bay, Mass.

Awnings are seen blown over at a location west of the mouth of Narragansett Bay.

Aug. 23 | Helmetta, N.J.

A backyard is flooded after Henri swept through the area.

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Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AP

Aug. 23 | New York City, N.Y.

Pedestrians in ponchos walk through Manhattan's financial district as Henri bears down.

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Andrew Kelly/Reuters

Aug. 23 | Narragansett, R. I.

A downed tree and power lines along Indian Trail.

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Stew Milne/AP

Aug. 22 | Newport, R.I.

Zeke Baker steps over a fallen tree branch while clearing debris from a sidewalk as Henri moves through the area.

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David Goldman/AP

Aug. 22. | New Bedford, Mass.

Wolf Tree crews, who drove 17 hours from Tennessee to help, cut down a tree that sheered a utility pole in two on Carroll Street.

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Peter Pereira/AP

Aug. 22 | Helmetta, N.J.

Emergency personnel and first responders look for residents in need after heavy rains flood the area.

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Chris Slavicek/AP

Aug. 22 | Brooklyn

A vehicle travels through a flooded street.

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Aug. 22 | Helmetta, N.J.

Members of New Market Volunteer Fire perform a secondary search during an evacuation following a flash flood.

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Tom Brenner/AFP/Getty Images

Aug. 22 | Helmetta, N.J.

Overnight heavy rains leave John Street and Railroad Avenue flooded

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Reuters

Aug. 22 | Helmetta, N.J.

Evacuated residents of John Street look at floating debris following a flash flood.

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Tom Brenner/AFP/Getty Images

Aug. 22 | Jamestown, R.I.

At least eight boats broke from their moorings and ran ashore as the hurricane made landfall.

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David Degner for The Washington Post

Aug. 22 | New Bedford, Mass.

New Bedford Emergency Management workers wait for Eversource to cut the power to the power lines that were brought down by a tree.

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Peter Pereira/The Standard-Times/AP

Aug. 22 | Montauk, N.Y.

Linemen work on a downed transformer.

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Johnny Milano for the Washington Post

Aug. 22 | Jamestown, R.I.

From left: Sharon Reardon lights a second lantern during dinner with Julie Stravato and Ron Woods.

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David Degner for The Washington Post

Aug. 22 | Montauk, N.Y.

Curious onlookers are denied entry to Montauk Beach.

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Johnny Milano/For The Washington Post

Aug. 22 | Montauk, N.Y.

Heavy waves impact the jetty at Gin Beach.

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Johnny Milano for The Washington Post

Aug. 22 | Montauk, N.Y.

Waves impact a dock at Gosman’s restaurant at Sunset Beach.

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Johnny Milano for The Washington Post

Aug. 22 | Southhampton, N.Y.

A surfer takes to the waves in heavy storm surge.

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Johnny Milano for the Washington Post

Aug. 22 | South Kingstown, R.I.

People watch waves below the Ocean Mist bar as Tropical Storm Henri approaches.

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Brian Snyder/Reuters

Aug. 22 | Newport, R.I.

A boat is harbored in Goose Neck Cove.

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David Degner for The Washington Post

Aug. 22 | Newport, R.I.

A tourist runs back as a wave crashes against the wall at Easton’s Beach.

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David Degner for The Washington Post

Aug. 22 | Newport, R.I.

People walk on the beach during a very high tide at Easton’s Beach.

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David Degner for The Washington Post

Aug. 22 | South Kingstown, R.I.

A bicyclist rides on a flooded street.

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Brian Snyder/Reuters

Aug. 22 | Westerly, R.I.

People watch the waves at Misquamicut Beach.

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Cj Gunther/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock

Aug. 22 | Queens

Nickolas Struk and his daughter Kamila play in the rain as surfers enjoy the waves on a closed beach.

John Minchillo/AP

John Minchillo/AP

Aug. 22 | Long Island

People run back from watching waves at Ponquogue Beach.

Caitlin Ochs/Reuters

Caitlin Ochs/Reuters

Aug. 22 | Long Island, N.Y.

Officer Danielle McManus and Sgt. Jim Cavanagh of the Southampton town police close a flooded road.

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Caitlin Ochs/Reuters

Aug. 22 | Montauk, Long Island

Cliona Becker, left, and Andrew Licata experience the wind and waves of Tropical Storm Henri.

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Craig Ruttle/AP

Aug. 22 | Montauk, Long Island

A man leaves an overlook near the Montauk Lighthouse.

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Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

Aug. 22 | Montauk, Long Island.

A beach access point is closed.

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Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

Aug. 22 | Montauk, Long Island

A man walks past a boarded-up convenience store.

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Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

Aug. 22 | Weehawken, N.J.

A woman walks along the Hudson River across from Manhattan.

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Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images

Aug. 22 | New York

Workers remove chairs in Times Square.

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Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images

Aug. 22 | New London, Conn.

American Red Cross nurse Donna Hathaway works on a hurricane shelter welcome poster.

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Joseph Prezioso/AFP/Getty Images

Aug. 22 | New London, Conn.

Waves crash against the sea wall along Pequot Avenue.

Stew Milne/AP

Stew Milne/AP

Aug. 22 | Martha's Vineyard, Mass.

Heavy surf along the island's dunes.

John Segar/Reuters

John Segar/Reuters

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