Philadelphia Flooding Causes Widespread Power Outages, Cancels Flights

Monday, 29 Jul 2013 04:07 PM

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Flooding in Philadelphia has caused widespread power outages and airline cancellations, setting a record for one-day rainfall on Sunday.

The National Weather Service says 8.02 inches of rain fell in the city Sunday, shattering the previous record of 6.63 inches set during Tropical Storm Floyd on Sept. 16, 1999, according to The Associated Press.

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The flooding caused a power outage at Philadelphia International Airport, where some sections of Terminal A were still without power Monday. An airport spokeswoman says backup generators failed.

American Airlines says it canceled 10 flights Sunday and seven flights Monday because of the power and flooding problems in Philadelphia.

The soaking rains also flooded roads and caused traffic headaches.

Drier weather is on the way just in time for the start of the workweek.

No injuries were reported related to the strong storms, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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