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Storm breaks rainfall records across northeast US

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By Chris Sheppard

PHILADELPHIA - The first major storm of the Atlantic Hurrican season made waves across the northeast, giving many cities in New England the wettest day on record.

According to the National Weather Service, Tropical Storm Andrea poured down 6.64 inches of rain on Gales Ferry, Conn.

In Rhode Island, rain accumulation reached 6 inches in some parts of the state.

In New York City, 4.16 inches of rain fell on Central Park. The record for June 7 was last set in 1918, at less than half that amount.

Heavy rains caused flooding in several parts of Rhode Island and Southern New England, especially in downtown Fall River and several parts of Providence, causing vehicles to become trapped and submerged in certain places.



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