Cleanup begins in soggy Northeast as Henri plods back to sea

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A worker cleans the outside area of Four Boys Ice Cream store during the passing of Tropical Storm Henri in Jamesburg, N.J., Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

MONROE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Residents across the waterlogged Northeast are clearing mud and tearing out soggy carpets after deluges dropped by Tropical Storm Henri.

The smell of sewage filled the air in a New Jersey retirement community as people returned to their soaked homes and possessions Monday.

The storm’s remnants still threaten further flooding in New England as they made a slow trek back to the sea.

Officials fret that just a few more inches would be a back-breaker following a wet summer.

Henri hit Rhode Island on Sunday as a tropical storm but spared coastal areas major damage.

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