Nassau County and some of Suffolk got soaked last night. More than 12 inches of rain poured down on Islip, according to the National Weather Service, including a month’s worth in one hour. Five inches fell between 5 and 6 a.m., making the morning commute extra impossible. Sections of the Long Island Expressway, Sunrise Highway, Route 110, the Sagtikos Parkway, NY 135, and NY 27 are closed.
Much of the closed sections are underwater, and there may still be more rain:
6.67" of rain in 6 hrs and 13 min in Islip, NY! Cars.are.FLOATING! pic.twitter.com/fsPFKqv5hw— Stephanie Abrams (@StephanieAbrams) August 13, 2014
We could break a MONTHLY rec n ONE DAY!Whoa! MT @NWSNewYorkNY: 715AM: 12.21" ISP airport now! Aug rec & all time monthly rec for ISP=13.78"— Stephanie Abrams (@StephanieAbrams) August 13, 2014
First look at flash flooding in Long Island -- water looks nearly waste deep. Many streets flooded. pic.twitter.com/fxTJpGeUSJ— Ian Reitz (@WSMVIanReitz) August 13, 2014
Tomorrow, at least, is supposed to be sunny.
Update: By 8 a.m., the total rainfall topped 13 inches, nearly doubling the previous daily record of 6.7 inches. Naturally, it got everywhere: