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Photo: Rain falls on the East River near the Brooklyn Bridge, left, in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Sunday, April 15, 2007. Nearby coastal Long Island could see some its worst flooding in 14 when a hard blowing nor'easter begins whipping through the area later in the day. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)
NEW YORK Apr 15, 2007 (AP)— Three hundred flights were canceled early Sunday as a hard-blowing nor'easter bore down on the New York and threatened to deliver some of the worst flooding in coastal Long Island in 14 years.

Forecasters expected sustained winds of 40 mph and a storm-surge between 3 and 5 feet, a combination that could cause as much damage as a winter storm that wreaked havoc on the island in late 1992, Gov. Eliot Spitzer said.
The Northeast braced for strong wind, heavy rain and unseasonable snow as the storm blew across the Plains. The storm, which rattled the Gulf states Friday and Saturday with violent thunderstorms and raked Texas with at least two tornadoes, was blamed for five deaths.
"It is unusual for this time of year. We probably see a storm like this, at this time of year, probably once every 25 years or so," said Brian Korty, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Camp Springs, Md.
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