At least 10 people, including two toddlers, have died during severe flooding in Tennessee on Saturday, Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis told media. 31 people were still missing in the area as of Saturday night. Catastrophic flash flooding near Waverly closed US-70. About 10,000 people were without power in Hickman, Houston, and Humphreys counties and part of Dickson County. A level 3 state of emergency was activated due to the devastating flooding, urging anyone in Middle Tennessee to avoid driving or crossing flooded roads and walkways. A flash flood emergency was declared for portions of west-central Tennessee after very heavy rain and thunderstorms continued to fall over the same locations since Friday night. Forecasters warn that Henri could be the worst storm to hit Northeast in 30 years. It is racing North bringing heavy rain, wind and storm surge. Heavy rain already caused flooding from New York City to parts of Long Island Saturday night before Henri even arrives. A storm surge watch has been issued from East Rockaway Beach to Mastic Beach and from Chatham, Massachusetts to Sagamore Beach, Massachusetts.
This watch is also in effect for Cape Cod Bay. Tides will also be running higher than normal due to the full moon, which could worsen the impact of any storm surge flooding. Rainfall totals of 3 to 6 inches, with isolated maximum totals of 10 inches, are expected over Long Island, New England, southeastern New York, New Jersey and northeastern Pennsylvania into Monday. High surf and life-threatening rip currents could impact beaches along the East Coast into Monday.