New rain record of 13.5 inches set on Long Island following summer storm

The 13.5 inches of rain that soaked and flooded Long Island a few weeks ago is officially a state record. News 12 was the first

The previous state record of 11.6 inches was

The previous state record of 11.6 inches was set after Hurricane Irene.

WOODBURY - The 13.5 inches of rain that soaked and flooded Long Island a few weeks ago is officially a state record.

News 12 was the first news outlet to announce the record, and the National Weather Service confirmed it today. As News 12 has reported, the rain flooded out homes and roads across the Island, but was especially severe in the Town of Islip.

The Southern State Parkway also saw extensive flooding.

The previous state record of 11.6 inches was set after Hurricane Irene.

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