Major Flash Flooding Strikes Tri-State, Leaves Cars, Roads Underwater

Torrential storms dropped nearly 3 inches of rain on parts of New York and New Jersey Friday afternoon, leading to serious flooding. In some places first responders had to use rafts to rescue people from cars.

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Newark first responders were forced to make water rescues after flash flooding dumped nearly 3 inches of rain on the city on May 5, 2017.
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Newark first responders were forced to make water rescues after flash flooding dumped nearly 3 inches of rain on the city on May 5, 2017.
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Floodwaters came up to car door handles in Newark after the May 5 storm.
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Flood-prone Hoboken got hit hard by Friday's storm, with the police chief asking people to stay off the roads altogether.
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The flooding in Hoboken was so bad, the water in the streets was ankle-deep.
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Flooding covered Route 46 in Lodi, forcing cars to crawl along the highway.
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In Jersey City, overflowing storm drains after the flash floods blocked a light rail station.
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Flooding struck Central Park, with cars barely able to get through the park's transverses.
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A fire official traverses the streets of Newark on a forklift.
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Men use a forklift to get around in Newark.
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Torrential rains caused water to pour from the ceilings at Grand Central Terminal.
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Brooklyn wasn't immune from the floods, with major street flooding in the Gowanus section.
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A stone wall partially collapsed under the Gowanus Expressway due to an excess of water.
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The multibillion-dollar Oculus transit hub at the World Trade Center had water pouring from the ceiling amid the storm.
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