Coping With Major Flooding in Northeast

Massive clean-up efforts underway after historic rain fall across Northeast.
1:48 | 08/14/14

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We'll turn to that massive storm, that was hitting while we were on the air last night here and doing damage well into the night. And into this morning. Historic rains and deadly flash floods in Long Island, New York, major highways becoming rivers. This is coast to coast. In Arizona firefighters rescue a driver. Tonight in Maryland, look at the devastation, roads washed away. Giant sink holes, now huge hazards for drivers tonight. ABC meteorologist ginger zee on the dramatic pictures and the storms hitting this evening. Reporter: Tonight, the wounds from flooding exposed. Too much rain, too fast. Pulverizing pavement from Maryland to Maine. Step on it. Go go go. Reporter: Overnight, more than a half foot of rain falling in Portland. Folks shoveled it out of this gym. I've been in bad weather. But to have six inches of rain in a couple hours and to see how fast this parking lot, just filled up was something I've never seen before. Reporter: Pumps still working in Long Island. Cleaning up after epic rains dropped more than 13 inches Wednesday. It's like we were bombed. It's disgusting. Reporter: Watch this from new Mexico. Rescue crews save this man from raging flood waters. He was reportedly carried three miles before they got him out. Just stunning pictures in the last 24 hours. Ginger with us tonight. Another part of the country facing much the same. In large American cities. Tucson, Colorado Springs. All reporting flash flooding. Some places looked like this. This is Tucson, the street filled with water, near Colorado Springs seeing more than an inch and a half of rain in 30 minutes. So yes, it's going to keep going tonight. But the next storm, this one brings parts of Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, by the weekend some heavy rains, and with that could be severe storms. That is something we'll headline with coming up. Not in the clear yet. Thank you.

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