The Most Dramatic Images of East Coast Flooding

PHOTO: A partially submerged car sits on a flooded section of Interstate 695 in Baltimore, Aug. 12, 2014, after heavy rains fell across the Mid-Atlantic region.
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Heavy rains fell across the East Coast overnight, leaving roadways flooded and drivers stranded before today's morning commute.

Several highways and roads have been closed on Long Island, New York. On the Northern State Parkway, dozens of abandoned cars were strewn across the roadway.

PHOTOS: Heavy Rainfall Across the East Coast

Drivers attempted to drive through the standing water, trying to reach their destinations.

Sections of Maryland were submerged Tuesday, forcing drivers to leave their cars.

Anne Arundel County in Maryland saw more than 10 inches of rain in less than 24 hours. Baltimore saw 6.3 inches of rain, making it the second-wettest day ever recorded in the city's history.

Southern New Jersey received 9 inches of rain in some areas. In Millville, Cumberland County, several basements collapsed due to the water, police said.

As the rain moves north from the New York area today, up to 4 inches of rain is possible in New England.

In Detroit, highways turned to waterways Tuesday, making it impossible for drivers to continue their journeys.

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Heavy rain also fell in Phoenix, Arizona, because of a monsoon, with one man trying to find refuge from the rushing waters atop his car. Firefighters drove a fire truck into the water to help rescue him, with the driver jumping to safety.

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