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Long Island Flooding: Parts of NY Receive Record-Breaking 13 Inches

By    |   Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 12:02 PM

Long Island flooding caused by record-setting rainfall led to impassable roadways, stranded residents, and commuter rail delays Wednesday throughout the region.

The National Weather Service told WPIX-TV that more than 13 inches of rain fell as of Wednesday morning, submerging dozens of vehicles in the Southern State Parkway area. That amount doubles the previous daily record of 6.7 inches, according to the New York Daily News.

The storm was part of a weather system that created heavy rain that also affected other areas in New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New Jersey, The Weather Channel noted. 

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In some areas, like Nesconset, fire crews were forced to resort to boats to rescue people.

LongIsland.com reported that the Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway reopened around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday but reported delays on every branch of the Long Island Railroad.

"Service on the Port Jefferson Line was outright suspended between Port Jeff and Huntington due to flooding conditions east of Smithtown," the news site reported, adding that a flash flood watch remains in effect until 2 p.m.

LongIsland.com said Islip could break its record high rainfall total for all of August — which stands at 13.78 inches — with the latest storm.

Emergency officials and the National Weather Service cautioned that it only takes one foot of flowing water to push vehicles off roadways.

Some shared their weather dilemmas on social media.











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Long Island flooding caused by record-setting rainfall led to impassable roadways, stranded residents, and commuter rail delays Wednesday throughout the region.
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