Severe flooding continues in several Northeastern states

Aug 13, 2014 11:24 AM by Megan McMann

DEER PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Commuters trying to drive to New York City from Long Island today have hampered by flooding from a storm that dumped more than a foot of rain overnight.

Drivers were stranded on roads where the water was as high as the door handles.

One man who was rescued from a truck by firefighters says the water was up to his waist. And he saw one small car "literally floating" in the middle lane.

The rain started around 6 p.m. Tuesday. It tapered off Wednesday morning.

In Detroit, people are still drying out after storms soaked the city in 6 inches of rain.

There was so much water, some pumping stations in the bankrupt city couldn't even keep up because thieves stole critical copper pipes.

On highways, more than a thousand cars were abandoned.


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