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Photo: Streets are shown underwater in Danville, W.Va., Sunday, April 15, 2007, after overnight storms flooded many out of their homes in Southern West Virginia. A powerful nor'easter pounded the East with wind and pouring rain Sunday, grounding airlines and threatening to create some of the worst coastal flooding in 14 years. (AP Photo/Bob Bird)

TRENTON, N.J. - A hard-blowing nor'easter brought relentless rain to the East Coast early Monday, flooding rivers, stranding airline passengers and prompting evacuations from New JerseCars were stuck in the water on numerous roadways, hundreds of flights were canceled and power was knocked out for thousands across the region.y to West Virginia.
Up to 18 inches of heavy, wet snow was expected across the higher elevations of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. On the coast, strong winds and driving rain sent fishing boats to port, and residents prepared for coastal flooding.
More than 5.5 inches of rain fell in the New York City region Sunday, shattering the record for the date of 1.8 inches set in 1906, according to the
National Weather Service. Residents in at least one Queens neighborhood paddled through streets in boats.

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