City weathers Henri’s wrath

Wind gust broke some limbs off trees like this one on Shirley Street during the brief, intense rain which also caused ponding on many local streets. (Photos by Jim Mahoney)

Storm batters southern NE, spares eastern MA, Everett

By JOSH RESNEK

The first possible hurricane to hit New England in 30 years was much ado about nothing, as Shakespeare might have written.

Henri turned out to be much less a problem for Greater Boston and the Cape than a destructive, fast-moving lightning and thunderstorm.

Here in Everett, a ride around the city Sunday afternoon revealed a small amount of flooding in the usual places, a few downed tree limbs, but no major damage of any kind anywhere as a result of the storm.

Curiosity seekers flocked to area beaches to watch the rising tides and waves Sunday, but even the ocean failed to exceed its limits on the Massachusetts east coast, which remained fairly calm.

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