DEER PARK, N.Y. -- A storm has slammed a New York town with over 12 inches of rain -- an entire summer's worth -- and flooded roads on Long Island.
Islip, New York, got a foot of rain. Joe Pollina of the National Weather Service says the Long Island town's normal total for June, July and August is 11.75 inches.
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The Southern State Parkway was closed around Baldwin and about 20 miles east in Deer Park, where cars were stuck in a couple of feet of water.
WPIX says fire crews in boats rescued drivers in Nesconset.
Central and eastern Long Island roads that were still open had bumper-to-bumper traffic Wednesday.
The rain started around 6 p.m. Tuesday. It tapered off Wednesday morning.