Torrential rains across Long Island broke a New York state record on Wednesday with over thirteen inches in less than twenty four hours. That's the highest amount of rainfall since Hurricane Irene in 2011.
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said on Wednesday that in just four hours, Long Island’s infrastructure became inundated with water.
“The drainage systems in the county and you find similar numbers throughout the municipal systems are designed to sustain a 5 inch storm over a 24 hour period," Bellone said. "This was 13 inches within several hours.”
Conn Republican candidate for governor Tom Foley with supporters at the Villa Rosa Pontelandolfo Club in Waterbury celebrating his win over state Senate Minority Leader John McKinney on primary night Aug. 12th 2014.
With Connecticut Republicans now having chosen their gubernatorial candidate, political analysts say the state’s sluggish economy will likely be the dominant issue in this year's rematch between Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy and Republican businessman Tom Foley.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley, center, speaks to supporters as his wife Leslie, right, looks on after defeating John McKinney in the Republican primary for Connecticut governor, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, in Waterbury, Conn.