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Tropical Storm Henri makes landfall in Rhode Island

Tropical Storm Henri has made landfall in the US state of Rhode Island.

The US National Hurricane Center says Henri came ashore in the coastal town of Westerly around 12:30 p.m. (local time). Earlier in the day, it had passed over Block Island, a small but popular tourist island 13 miles (21 kilometers) offshore, in Block Island Sound.

Henri was packing maximum sustained winds of 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour), and it was producing 19-foot (5.8-meter) waves in some places, just before making landfall.

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