Communities Across U.S. Recover After Floods

NORTH BABYLON, N.Y. (AP) -- Communities across the U.S. are drying out after unusually heavy rains swamped highways, flooded basements and were blamed for at least four deaths.

On Long Island, New York, round-the-clock recovery continues after a record 13.26 inches of rain fell early Wednesday morning.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder issued a disaster declaration for the Detroit area after rain and mud closed stretches of freeway.

And a slow-moving storm lashed communities from Maryland to New England. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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