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Floodwaters trap cars in Deer Park, fire chief says

The Deer Park Fire Department and Suffolk County

The Deer Park Fire Department and Suffolk County police respond to Long Island Avenue in Deer Park on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, after numerous vehicles were trapped in high water. Credit: Paul Mazza

Several motorists’ vehicles on one Deer Park roadway were disabled by Tuesday night’s floodwaters and had to be moved out by firefighters and police, authorities said.

A caller reported at 9:11 p.m. that eight to 10 motorists were stuck on Long Island Avenue, inundated by heavy rain between Carlls Path and Commack Road, Suffolk police said.

“The water is up to the doors,” Deer Park Fire Chief Anthony Biolsi said on his way to the scene.

Most of the vehicles were moved to safety, police said at 10:45 p.m., but two vehicles were still in the roadway and would be moved when the water recedes.

Police said no one was injured.

Heavy rain had pelted Long Island throughout Tuesday evening, along with high winds and thunderstorms from a slow-moving system rolling through the region.

Up to 3 inches had fallen by 11 p.m. Tuesday, with up to 2 inches more possible by 10 a.m. Wednesday, said the National Weather Service in Upton. Some areas could see up to 4 inches more of rain through Wednesday morning, the service said.

A flash flood watch initially issued for Suffolk until 10 a.m. Wednesday expired just before 5 a.m.

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