EAST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - It might be quiet it some parts of Connecticut Monday morning, but Henri isn’t done yet.

Flooding could be an issue as the now tropical depression loops back into Connecticut.

Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz reminded people Monday to be aware of the continued flooding risks. She participated in a news conference in Bristol at 10:30 a.m. 

Bristol and state officials warned residents of potential flooding after first the remnants of Fred and now Henri threaten to potentially bring damaging floods to the greater Hartford area.

River flooding in the greater Hartford area is a particular concern.

The rain isn't going anywhere, which could bring a lot of problems around the Hockanum River if it continues to rise.

The river was high and fast on Monday morning.

It caused many problems on Sunday. Several people were stuck in a motel in Vernon.

Video taken by the Vernon Fire Department showed several cars that became stuck. Emergency personnel had to rush in after the drivers called for help.

According to a news release, it happened at a Motel 6 in Vernon on the Manchester line because the Hockanum River flooded the access road and the bridge that leads there.  

Two cars were also disabled because the drivers drove into the water. No injuries were reported.

Channel 3’s meteorologists said this type of flooding could be seen Monday throughout the Hartford area as Henri loops back into the state.

Sunday, Eyewitness News spoke to AAA and one thing it warned was that people should “turn around and not drown” when they run into flooded roads.

Flooding concerns from Henri continue in the Hartford area on Monday.

It said many flood deaths happen in vehicles.

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