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Flash flooding in Queens due to heavy rainfall

August 1, 2012 2:12:33 PM PDT
A house in Fresh Meadows is covered in dirt and grime. The water line is about 3.5 feet high all the way around the kitchen, and the refrigerator is tipped over.

From the driveway, you can see just how it happened.

The water made its way down and instantly filled up the house. However, it is not just homeowners who experienced the sudden rainfall. Mid-afternoon drivers were also caught off guard. Flash flooding on the Grand Central Parkway near Union Turnpike forced drivers to brave the deep waters.

Eventually drivers gave up and came to a virtual standstill.

Police directed people to turn around and head back the other way.

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