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PHOTOS: Tropical storm Henri in Meriden

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MERIDEN — Area police were planning on having extra officers on duty overnight to deal with possible problems caused by Tropical Storm Henri. 

 Meriden, Wallingford, Southington and Chesire police were all calling in extra officers for Sunday night and early today even though they had received few reports of any storm-related issues, police officials said.

Most of the calls police received were for fallen tree branches.

Authorities were concerned about possible heavy rains Sunday into today, but so far no serious flooding issues were reported.    

“So far, the storm has been milder than we anticipated so that’s part of the reason why we don't’ have flooding issues to the extent we expected,” said Southington Police Department Lt. Stephen Elliott .

Eversource reported less than 15 outages in Meriden as of mid-Sunday afternoon.

Fewer than five were reported in Cheshire, fewer than ten in Plainville, and none in North Haven. 

The National Hurricane Center downgraded Henri from Category 1 hurricane to a tropical storm around 7 a.m. Sunday.

Landfall took place near the Connecticut and Rhode Island border at midday.

Forecasters urge that residents remain vigilant. 

If you do experience an outage, please call the Eversource outage line at 800-592-2000.

Do not go near downed power lines, poles or damaged electrical equipment.



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