Flash flooding in New York

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Long Island flooding

More than two months’ worth of rain fell in two hours in New York's Long Island suburbs on Wednesday, causing flash flooding and swamping cars on major roads that were turned into rivers during the morning rush hour. See gallery

A police officer drives past flooded cars abandoned on the Southern State Parkway following heavy rains and flash flooding August 13, 2014 in Islip, New York. The south shore of Long Island along with the tri-state region saw record setting rain that caused roads to flood entrapping some motorists.

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Chet Hingle wades in the water in front of his home on a flooded Reddington St. following heavy rains and flash flooding August 13, 2014 in Bayshore, New York.

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Cars are abandoned on a flooded Brooke Ave following heavy rains and flash flooding on  August 13, 2014 in Bayshore, New York.

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Long Island flooding

People wade along Reddington St. following heavy rains and flash flooding on August 13, 2014 in Bayshore, New York.

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A trailer truck traverses a flooded street at Sunrise Highway following heavy rains and flash flooding August 13, 2014 in Bayshore, New York.

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An American Red Cross worker stands on a flooded Brooke Ave following heavy rains and flash flooding August 13, 2014 in Bayshore, New York.

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Members of the Bayshore Fire Department push a car stuck in the water at Sunrise Highway under the 5th Ave overpass following heavy rains and flash flooding August 13, 2014 in Bayshore, New York.

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A motorist whose car has been immobilized by flooding on the Southern State Parkway waits for assistance near Babylon, New York August 13, 2014.

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Bayshore Fire Fighters walk along Brooke Ave following heavy rains and flash flooding on August 13, 2014 in Bayshore, New York.

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Members of the Bayshore Fire Department survey flood damage at Sunrise Highway following heavy rains and flash flooding August 13, 2014 in Bayshore, New York.

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