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October 1, 2010
Storm inundates the northeast U.S.
LEVITTOWN, N.Y. (AP) -- Torrential downpours from a faded tropical storm inundated the Northeast on Friday, forcing evacuations, toppling trees, cutting power to thousands and washing out roads during a snarled morning commute. Water pooled so deeply in a Philadelphia suburb that a car literally floated on top of another car. Hard rain began falling in Boston early Friday afternoon as the city braced for the sustained rains that have plagued the Eastern Seaboard over the last two days. The deluge was blamed for five deaths in North Carolina on Thursday and a sixth in Pennsylvania on Friday - a woman who apparently drove her car into a rain-swollen creek before daybreak. The storm soaked a great swath of the Northeast by the Friday morning commute, including New York City and Philadelphia. Flights coming into LaGuardia Airport in New York City were delayed three hours and traffic coming into Manhattan was delayed by up to an hour under a pounding rain. (28 images)

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Amel Sincere empties out her car after receded floodwaters submerged the parking lot of the Waterford Apartments in Havertown, Pa., Friday, Oct. 1, 2010. AP / Matt Rourke


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West Albany firefighters Bill Mencel, left, and Tom Duff assist resident Anthony Catalano after checking on pets at Catalano's home in Colonie, N.Y., Friday, Oct. 1, 2010. AP / Mike Groll



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West Albany firefighters check on residents of a flooded house in Colonie, N.Y., Friday, Oct. 1, 2010. AP / Mike Groll



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A vehicle is stranded on a flooded road in Guilderland, N.Y., Friday, Oct. 1, 2010. AP / Mike Groll



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A couple walks through the rainy remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole October 1, 2010 in New York City. Strong winds and heavy rain hindered train and highway traffic in the city causing difficulties for morning commuters. Getty Images / Mario Tama



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A woman walks through the remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole October 1, 2010 in New York City. Getty Images / Mario Tama



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People are stuck in a pick up truck on 9th street in Brooklyn, New York, Friday, Oct., 1, 2010, during a heavy rainstorm. AP / Robert Mecea



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A woman struggles with her umbrella during a storm October 1, 2010 in upper Manhattan in New York. A massive storm is heading up the eastern seaboard drenching the area with rain. AFP/ Getty Images / Stan Honda



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Commuters wait at a bus stop during heavy rain October 1, 2010 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The storm that brought flooding to the Carolinas made for a difficult morning commute in New York and caused flight delays at local airports. AFP/ Getty Images / Don Emmert



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Commuters with umbrellas cross the street during a rain storm October 1, 2010 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The storm that brought flooding to the Carolinas made for a difficult morning commute in New York and caused flight delays at local airports. AFP/ Getty Images / DON EMMERT



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A woman struggles with her umbrella during a storm October 1, 2010 in upper Manhattan in New York. A massive storm is heading up the eastern seaboard drenching the area with rain. AFP/ Getty Images / Stan Honda



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Donald Gale, 56, right, inspects his property in Lincoln, Vt., where rising waters from the flood-swollen New Haven River surrounded his garage and maple sugaring shack, Friday morning, Oct. 1, 2010. AP / Alden Pellett



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Judy Brown, left, and Lisa Truchon, right, move a neighbor's picnic table away from the raging flood-swollen New Haven River in Lincoln, Vt., Friday, Oct. 1, 2010. AP / Alden Pellett



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People and their dogs stand before floodwaters from the Schuylkill River that submerged a section of Kelly Drive in Philadelphia, Friday, Oct. 1, 2010. AP / Matt Rourke



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A car submerged in floodwater is seen in Darby, Pa., Friday, Oct. 1, 2010. A massive rainstorm drenched the East Coast from the Carolinas to Maine on Thursday flooding roads and washing away months of dry weather. AP / Matt Rourke



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Water from a flooded road is pumped into the ocean at Carolina Beach, N.C., Friday, Oct. 1, 2010. Coastal North Carolina is drying out after days of heavy rainfall. AP / Chuck Burton



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Barbara Sheffield, of Thomasville, N.C., and her grandson Chase, 4, look at a flooded road in Carolina Beach, N.C., Friday, Oct. 1, 2010. Coastal North Carolina is drying out after days of heavy rainfall. AP / Chuck Burton



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A buggy and car drive through high water on South Farmersville Road at Groff's Creek Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 in Ephrata, Pa. AP / Blaine Shahan



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Joshua Pattel, 6, of Brisbane, Australia, plays in water flowing down the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, during a heavy rain storm. AP / Jacquelyn Martin



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People walk past the White House in Washington in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, during a heavy morning rain showers. AP / Pablo Martinez Monsivais



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Flood waters surround a condominium's pool in Carolina Beach, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. AP / Chuck Burton



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Dean Ward of Holden Beach, S.C. walks on a flooded section of Gray Bridge Rd. Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 in Shallotte, S.C. AP / Randall Hill



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Bill Harrell replaces one of his wife's window boxes next to a downed tree at his home on Buffalo Ave. in Norfolk, Va., on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. The tree snapped Thursday morning but didn't break through the roof. AP / Preston Gannaway



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Dean Ward of Holden Beach, gestures for a motorist to slow down on a flooded section of Gray Bridge Rd. Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 in Shallotte, S.C. AP / Randall Hill



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A Mercedes, right, sits stalled in a flooded portion of Latham Road as a tow truck arrives after heavy rain fell in Greensboro, N.C., Wednesday, September 30, 2010. AP / Nelson Kepley



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A truck makes its way through a rising Stemmers Run on Golden Ring Road in east Baltimore County, Md. AP / Jed Kirschbaum



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A tractor trailer gets stuck along Virginia Beach Boulevard in Norfolk, Va., on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. AP / Ross Taylor



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Ducks swim by a partially submerged car along on Booth Street in Norfolk, Va., on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. Quickly rising water took many motorists by surprise and scores of vehicles were stuck across the Norfolk area. AP / Ross Taylor



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