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7/19/2007

Freak storm wreaks havoc

Long Island, New York
Photo: Close up of a car stuck in the water at the Long Island Railroad underpass on Nassau Blvd in Garden City, from the downpour this morning.
(Newsday Photo/Karen Wiles Stabile)
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The skies opened up just after 8 a.m. Wednesday, unleashing a torrential downpour that has wreaked havoc on the metro-New York area, closing most major roads and most major north shore branches of the Long Island Rail Road due to excessive flooding, knocking out electrical power to more than 40,000 Long Island Power Authority customers and causing delays of more than four hours on flights at Kennedy and LaGuardia airports, as well as causing excessive delays at Newark-Liberty International.
The storm caused 42,000 LIPA customers across Long Island to lose power due to downed lines, according to LIPA CEO and President Richard Kessel.

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