NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — In September 1999, Hurricane Floyd hit the Tri-State Area as a tropical storm.
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“It was a long tracked storm, like some of the ones we’ve seen so far this year,” WCBS meteorologist Craig Allen says.READ MORE: Slow Internet Speeds Plague NYCHA Tenants Waiting For Upgrade
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“The flooding was just unprecedented at the time. Flooding the likes of which we hadn’t seen in over 20 years,” says Allen.