Torrential rains lead to dangerous flooding in Baltimore and Long Island

By: Matt Hoffman Email
By: Matt Hoffman Email

Several places across the country were hit with torrential rains and flash flooding over the past couple of days. On Tuesday, 6.30” feel at the Baltimore Airport. That goes down as their second wettest calendar day in history. Here’s an image below of the flooding in Baltimore that was posted on Instagram.

The same storm system impacted Long Island and Connecticut on Wednesday morning dumping even more impressive rainfall amounts. A narrow line of intense thunderstorms dumped a deluge of rainfall in Long Island. Many roads were shut down and people had to be rescued from the rising waters. Here’s a look below at rainfall totals from Wednesday morning.

A state of emergency was declared in the town of Islip on Long Island. The airport there picked up an incredible 13.57” of rain, which broke several records. The most prominent record was the record for most 24 hour rainfall in the state of New York. It beat the old record of 11.6” set back on August 27-28, 2011 in Tannersville, NY due to Hurricane Irene. Remember, that this system was not a tropical system. The record was broken due to an intense line of storms that trained over the same area. Below is a picture of the flooding on Long Island from our NBC affiliate in New York.

It should be noted that the amount of rain that fell rivaled the rainfall record for the entire month of August of 13.78”.

Heavy rains and flooding also impacted Connecticut and New Jersey as well.

Over the weekend, here’s some incredible video after flash flooding in Kearney, Nebraska at the local hospital there. Check it out!

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