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Adelmo Perez uses a truck and plow to push water out of a housing complex parking lot in North Babylon, New York August 13, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Adelmo Perez uses a truck and plow to push water out of a housing complex parking lot in North Babylon, New York August 13, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Adelmo Perez uses a truck and plow to push water out of a housing complex parking lot in North Babylon, New York August 13, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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A motorist whose car has been immobilized by flooding on the Southern State Parkway waits for assistance near Babylon, New York August 13, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A motorist whose car has been immobilized by flooding on the Southern State Parkway waits for assistance near Babylon, New York August 13, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A motorist whose car has been immobilized by flooding on the Southern State Parkway waits for assistance near Babylon, New York August 13, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Cars sit in a flooded parking lot of a housing complex in North Babylon, New York August 13, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Cars sit in a flooded parking lot of a housing complex in North Babylon, New York August 13, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Cars sit in a flooded parking lot of a housing complex in North Babylon, New York August 13, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Adelmo Perez uses a truck and plow to push water out of a housing complex parking lot in North Babylon, New York August 13, 2014. More than two months worth of rain fell in two hours in New York's Long Island suburbs on Wednesday, causing flash flooding and swamping cars on major roads that were turned into rivers during the morning rush hour. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Adelmo Perez uses a truck and plow to push water out of a housing complex parking lot in North Babylon, New York August 13, 2014. More than two months worth of rain fell in two hours in New York's Long Island suburbs on Wednesday, causing flash...more

Adelmo Perez uses a truck and plow to push water out of a housing complex parking lot in North Babylon, New York August 13, 2014. More than two months worth of rain fell in two hours in New York's Long Island suburbs on Wednesday, causing flash flooding and swamping cars on major roads that were turned into rivers during the morning rush hour. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Adelmo Perez uses a truck and plow to push water out of a housing complex parking lot in North Babylon, New York  August 13, 2014. More than two months worth of rain fell in two hours in New York's Long Island suburbs on Wednesday, causing flash flooding and swamping cars on major roads that were turned into rivers during the morning rush hour. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Adelmo Perez uses a truck and plow to push water out of a housing complex parking lot in North Babylon, New York August 13, 2014. More than two months worth of rain fell in two hours in New York's Long Island suburbs on Wednesday, causing flash...more

Adelmo Perez uses a truck and plow to push water out of a housing complex parking lot in North Babylon, New York August 13, 2014. More than two months worth of rain fell in two hours in New York's Long Island suburbs on Wednesday, causing flash flooding and swamping cars on major roads that were turned into rivers during the morning rush hour. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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A stranded motorist talks with a tow truck operator regarding his car that has been immobilized by flooding on the Southern State Parkway near Babylon, New York August 13, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A stranded motorist talks with a tow truck operator regarding his car that has been immobilized by flooding on the Southern State Parkway near Babylon, New York August 13, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A stranded motorist talks with a tow truck operator regarding his car that has been immobilized by flooding on the Southern State Parkway near Babylon, New York August 13, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Motorists whose cars have been immobilized by flooding on the Southern State Parkway wait for assistance near Babylon, New York August 13, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Motorists whose cars have been immobilized by flooding on the Southern State Parkway wait for assistance near Babylon, New York August 13, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Motorists whose cars have been immobilized by flooding on the Southern State Parkway wait for assistance near Babylon, New York August 13, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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