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US East Coast Inundated by Major Flooding

Posted by feww on March 31, 2010

Second Round of Flooding in the Northeast

Record rain and flooding have inundated  the East Coast since weekend with Rhode Island receiving the major dividends

NWS has issued flood warnings along the East Coast, from Maine in the northeast all the way to Florida in the southeast.  Two major storms have pummeled the East Coast, and there are threats of major flooding in the northeast.

National Weather Hazards (NWS Map)

Then:


Now


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Summary of Flooding:

  • NWS warned of potential deadly floods in Rhode Island
  • In Cranston, Rhode Island, Hundreds of families were evacuated from their homes on Monday.
  • In Warwick, R.I., about 500 homes and business were evacuated.
  • Massachusetts Gov declared a state of emergency and called a 1,000 National Guards to help residents in the deluge.
  • As Boston broke its rain fall record for the month of March, forecaster expected New York City to break its all-time record for the month, too.
  • Forecasters warned about major flooding in Maine to New York because the rivers were yet to crest.
  • In some areas about 10 inches of rain fell in less than 36 hours.
  • Roads have been washed out between South Carolina and Maine

NOW

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