The weakened remains of Tropical Storm Andrea dumped record rainfall around the Northeast on Friday, including New York City’s Central Park.
In some places, rainfall measurements smashed century-old totals as flash flooding occurred. Central Park saw 4.16 inches of rain, more than double the record set in 1918. No major damage was reported.
Philadelphia International Airport measured 3.5 inches of rain, compared to the 1.79-inch mark set in 1904. In Newark, N.J., 3.71 inches of rain broke a 1931 measurement of 1.11 inches.
Andrea, the first named storm of the season, steadily lost power while cycling up from Florida into New England, where the torrents caused flash flooding but, as in New York City, no major damage. In Delaware County, Pa., local media reported that 50 families were displaced due to rising waters.