Video recap: Historic 13 inches of rainfall
A flash flood warning was in effect for large swathes of Long Island as rain that began overnight Tuesday continued to fall in a deluge Wednesday morning, Aug. 13, 2014. Commuters, meanwhile, dealt with perilous driving conditions and traffic jams resulting from closures on sections on almost all major roads, as well as delays and cancellations on the Long Island Rail Road.
Road closures across Long Island as heavy rain falls
Roads in parts of Long Island were flooded Wednesday morning, Aug. 13, 2014, by heavy rain that began overnight. The flooding snarled the morning commute and caused delays and cancellations on the Long Island Rail Road. (Credit: Newsday / Staff)?
Southern State Parkway flooding aftermath
Severe flooding on the Southern State Parkway just west of Deer Park Avenue, near Exit 39, on Wednesday morning, Aug. 13, 2014, forced dozens of drivers to abandon their vehicles until it was safe for them to return and assess the damage. The headache for drivers began after overnight storms that continued into Wednesday dumped more than a foot of rain on Long Island. (Credit: Newsday / Chuck Fadely)
Steve Bellone addresses Suffolk's flooding response
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone reports at least one fatal crash Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, on the westbound Long Island Expressway in Melville. He praised county workers for handling flooding and snarled traffic caused by heavy rainfall overnight. (Credit: News 12)
Newsday user video: Chest deep water
Footage of the flooding on St. Louis Street in Bayshore on Aug. 13, 2014. (Credit: Rudis Granados)
Man rescued from flooded car
Suffolk Police Officer Matthew Detleff of the Sixth Precinct, and his partner, Officer Thomas Wilson rescued a man from Centereach who was stuck in his flooded car at the intersection of Route 83-North Ocean Ave and Route 25 in Selden on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. (Credit: Newsday)
Newsday user video: Kayaking after the flood
A Long Islander and her dog take a kayak ride on Freeman Avenue in Islip after the flash floods on Aug. 13, 2014. (Credit: Ralph Gonzalez)
Dog found dead after being swept away in surging river
The body of a Black Russian terrier swept away on Aug. 13, 2014 by a surging Carlls River in Babylon was retrieved by his family after being discovered floating in the bay off Montauk Highway. (Credit: Newsday / Jessica Rotkiewicz)