Henri saturates Eastern states, but with rain totals far lower than tragic deluges in Tennessee
Structures and vehicles are piled up against a bridge over Trace Creek on August 23, 2021 in Waverly, Tennessee. - Brett Carlsen/Getty Images North America/TNS

After saturating portions of New Jersey, upstate Pennsylvania, and the New York area, Henri finally was downgraded to a tropical depression Monday afternoon. But for all its celebrity and associated mayhem, by the time Henri’s downpours reached the Northeast during the weekend, the tropical system already had been upstaged by a rainstorm without a name in Tennessee. Tennessee’s death toll Monday stood at 22 and might go higher, and the 17.02 inches of rain measured in the small, west-central town of McEwen on Saturday would be a Tennessee record, said Krissy Hurley, the warning-coordination me...