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    Photos: Flooding Inundates the East

    By Samantha-Rae Tuthill, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
    June 29, 2013; 12:01 PM ET
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    Heavy rainfall led to major flooding destruction across the East on June 27 and 28.

    AccuWeather Expert Forensic Meteorologist Steve Wistar, who has been tracking rainfall amounts in Lemont, Pa., for the past 23 years, recorded 3.53 inches of rain Thursday evening, the most he has ever seen from a non-tropical system in that area.

    Some of the heaviest rain on Thursday was focused along the I-80 corridor across Pennsylvania, dropping over 4 inches in just a few short hours in some locations.

    Roads were closed across the mid-Atlantic, and a washed-out bridge in Sykesville, Pa., was reported by an emergency manager.

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    On Thursday afternoon, a tornado spawned from a series of thunderstorms in Boalsburg, Pa., near State College. The NWS classified this tornado as an EF-1, as it touched down on an area farm.

    The incidents of flooding did not stop with the conclusion of Thursday with additional reports from North Carolina to the Northeast on Friday.

    Flood waters washed out a bridge at Huntersville, N.C., while major flooding unfolded in Stockbridge, N.Y., after a levee was breached.

    "This is the worst flooding I have ever seen there," stated AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Steve Travis when shown the following picture of flooding in his hometown of Brocton, N.Y.

    Picture of flooding in Brocton, N.Y., courtesy of David Travis.

    Additional rounds of torrential downpours and incidents of flash and urban flooding will threaten the East Coast and Appalachians through Independence Day.

    Additional flooding pictures from Brocton, N.Y., courtesy of David Travis.

    Flooding swallows cars and creeps up to homes in Herkimer, N.Y., where government sources called for a state of emergency. Photo by Ross K.

    "Flooding was going in both directions," said Rachele Markle of this photo she took on the New York State Thruway.

    Major flooding on Lake Avenue in Brocton, N.Y. Photo by Tracy Vanhout

    Water rescues took place in DuBois, Pa., on Thursday. Justin Povick explains.

    Flood waters rush over Route 119 just south of Sykeville, Pa., around 11:55 a.m. Photo by Heather Stello.

    Water pours onto the streets in front of Old Main at the Pennsylvania State University's main campus. Photo by Jonathan Mcverry.

    Water flowed down College Ave in State College, Pa. Photo by Lee Deutsch.

    Neighborhood streets flooded in West State College, Pa. Photo by AccuWeather's Jesse Ferrel

    Nittany Farm roof peeled off from the confirmed tornado in Boalsburg, Pa. Photo by AccuWeather's Jesse Ferrel

    Sheet metal wrapped around a tree on Nittany Farm in Boalsburg, Pa. due to tornado damage. Photo by AccuWeather's Jesse Ferrel


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