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Record-setting storm drenches N.Y. area, leaves highways underwater
Record-setting storm drenches N.Y. area, leaves highways underwater

Some records are broken. Others are smashed beyond belief. The rain that hit the New York City suburbs late Tuesday and early Wednesday clearly fell into the latter category, dumping a remarkable 13.1 inches of rain in just a few hours. Major highways resembled flooded junkyards as motorists abandoned their cars amid fast-rising water. Rain came down in blinding sheets, filling basements and overwhelming sewage systems. Strangers helped others caught in vehicles and unable to open their doors against the water's weight. "It was unprecedented and unpredicted. The size, the event, the scale," the Suffolk County executive, Steve Bellone, told reporters Wednesday morning,...

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