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PHOTOS: Floodwaters Strand Long Island Commuters, Force Water Rescues

Commuters across the Northeast woke to widespread flash flooding after intense storms rumbled through Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning dumping over 13 inches of rain across the Long Island area.

Islip, New York, received an overwhelming record of 13.05 inches of rain since midnight as of 8:00 EDT Wednesday morning. The total eclipsed what the area usually receives over the course of an entire summer according to Kristina Pydynowski, meteorologist.

"They average 11.68 inches in all of meteorological summer (June through August)," she said.

Roads across the Long Island area were covered with water, creating hazardous driving conditions and prompting water rescues after vehicles became stuck in high water. The same storm system dumped a record-breaking 6.27 inches of rain in the Baltimore area Tuesday night, creating similar dangerous conditions.

"Torrential, steady downpours left tremendous amounts of rain in a short amount of time that caused widespread flooding in the mid-Atlantic," Meteorologist Mark Paquette said.

Roads stretching from Baltimore into parts of New York were closed and drivers faced prolonged delays.

As cleanup and recovery efforts begin, the weather should cooperate as the storm system is moving into the New England area.

Paquette said that no major rainfall is expected for the Long Island area but those in New England may deal with similar flash flooding concerns.