Flights were delayed by up to an hour and a half Wednesday evening, and thousands of customers lost power, as a round of severe thunderstorms pounded the area.
Brett Gardner hit a tiebreaking homer off All-Star ace Yu Darvish, and the New York Yankees beat the Texas Rangers 2-1 Wednesday night in a rain-shortened game called in the fifth inning under bizarre circumstances.
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Heavy rain turned major roads into rivers and rapids in parts of the Tri-State Area Monday evening, in a round of storms that could continue off and on for more than a day to come.
A group of festival fans decided not to let the rain put a damper on their fun this past weekend, but wound up furious as the rain brought the music to a halt while leaving them stranded.
Joe Girardi had just sat through a rain delay that lasted longer than the game itself. It was enough to make a manager want to throw the rule book in the trash.
Heavy rains turned Newark’s streets into lakes Monday, trapping people in cars all over the city.
A rough morning commute was expected on Thursday, as waves of pouring rain were expected to move in.
Even areas that managed to dodge flash floods were not safe from the storm. In Little Falls, heavy hail pelted cars and forced drivers to keep it slow.
A round of severe storms swept into the Tri-State Area Friday evening, bringing hail, lightning, and flooding that left cars submerged in at least one area.
Drenching downpours on Wednesday flooded out neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens and caused mudslides and washouts in Westchester, Long Island and New Jersey.
The New York City Office of Emergency Management said residents impacted by Wednesday’s flooding should contact 311 to report damage to their homes or businesses. New Yorkers can also report any damage at nyc.gov/311.
Flooding and other storm damage left by heavy rains Wednesday caused transit problems Thursday for commuters.
Wednesday will mark the last day of the month, and April showers – perhaps even April downpours – will come your way throughout the day.
The flood watch remains in effect from late Saturday through Sunday evening.