Rain puts damper on summer months

The wetter-than-normal past few months has many Long Islanders asking one simple question: What happened to summer?

"We were cheated because of the weather," says Freddy Marcel, who headed out to Jones Beach on Sunday. "No one knew what the weather was going to be like. We were expecting a nice little summer, but we were cheated."

The summer has seen 25 days of rain in June, 15 days of rain in July and 14 days so far in August. And with riptides more prevalent this summer, Jones Beach Lifeguard Capt. Bob Burkley says the number of rescues jumped dramatically this year to about 40 to 50 each day.

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