Record rains cause flooding in mid-Atlantic - New York News

Record rains cause flooding in mid-Atlantic

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Record-breaking rainfall overflowed creeks and streams, causing flooding throughout the mid-Atlantic region.

Heavy rains slowed overnight, but officials warned motorists on Thursday to keep watching for flooded roads. Downed trees on overhead lines interrupted MARC Penn line service.

The National Weather Service says Dulles International and Reagan National airports broke 2005 rainfall records on Wednesday. Dulles got 3.99 inches and Reagan received 2.7 inches. Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport tied a 1947 record of 3.06 inches.

Meteorologist Carl Barnes says there are still flood warnings in the region as tributaries drain into larger rivers like the Potomac and flooding could be an issue into Friday. He says there's not much substantial rain in the forecast in the coming week, so the region may have a chance to dry out.

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