Videos: Henri causes flooding in NYC, NJ ahead of landfall

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BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Henri may not make a direct hit in New York City or New Jersey but bands of heavy rain from the storm still caused flooding Saturday night.

Areas of Brooklyn saw over 6.3 inches of rain; Prospect Park was hit with more than 5.24 inches.

Jersey City clocked at least 3.6 inches of rain, as of Sunday morning. Some sewer drains were seen overflowing Saturday night.

In Helmetta — a borough of New Jersey’s Middlesex County — emergency management officials said the hamlet had been plagued by flood waters. Authorities asked residents to stay away from Railroad Avenue, John Street and Main Street while crews work to keep people safe. Rescuers were deployed in watercraft to aid those in need.

In Hoboken, a video posted by Gary Stout showed a car driving through an inundated intersection after heavy rain caused flash flooding in the city.

Back in Brooklyn, heavy rain turned a set of stairs near Eastern Parkway behind the Brooklyn Library into a waterfall.

Street flooding was also reported in the Williamsburg area.

Henri was downgraded to a tropical storm Sunday morning, but forecasters and officials warned the storm still posed a serious threat to the tri-state area.

For the latest forecast, click here.

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