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August 27, 1999 | From Reuters
Heavy rain followed by flooding caused havoc Thursday in New York City, virtually halting subways, trains and cars for hours and stranding hundreds of thousands of commuters. City and railroad officials said service on six major subway lines was suspended, six others were forced to limit service and the Metro-North railroad into Manhattan from the northern suburbs was shut down. The rain also delayed flights at the region's three major airports.
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August 27, 1999 | From Reuters
Heavy rain followed by flooding caused havoc Thursday in New York City, virtually halting subways, trains and cars for hours and stranding hundreds of thousands of commuters. City and railroad officials said service on six major subway lines was suspended, six others were forced to limit service and the Metro-North railroad into Manhattan from the northern suburbs was shut down. The rain also delayed flights at the region's three major airports.
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December 12, 1992 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A "catastrophic" winter storm packing hurricane-force wind gusts slammed into the Northeast on Friday, trapping motorists and homeowners in floodwaters so deep in spots that scuba divers and small boats were necessary for rescues. The violent weather stopped all subway service in New York City and, on some bridges, toppled huge trucks as if they were Christmas toys.
BUSINESS
January 9, 1996 | From Associated Press
It must have seemed like a good idea at the time: clear out December's inventory by offering customers free leases on luxury cars if it snowed heavily on Jan. 8. The gamble may cost Manhattan-based Potamkin Auto Centers almost $1 million. The dealership had promised that all cars leased between Dec. 22 and Jan. 2 would be free for the life of the lease if more than 4 inches of snow fell between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. in Central Park on Jan. 8.
NEWS
August 11, 1990 | From Associated Press
A rare tornado hit the city's Staten Island on Friday, uprooting trees and disrupting gas and electrical service, and heavy rains drenched the already saturated Northeast, triggering flooding in parts of New Jersey and New York, authorities said. It was the first tornado to hit any part of the city since Oct. 5, 1985, when a tornado hit the borough of Queens, causing negligible damage, said Anthony Gigi of the National Weather Service.
BUSINESS
January 9, 1996 | From Associated Press
It must have seemed like a good idea at the time: clear out December's inventory by offering customers free leases on luxury cars if it snowed heavily on Jan. 8. The gamble may cost Manhattan-based Potamkin Auto Centers almost $1 million. The dealership had promised that all cars leased between Dec. 22 and Jan. 2 would be free for the life of the lease if more than 4 inches of snow fell between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. in Central Park on Jan. 8.
NEWS
February 13, 1994 | from Times Wire Services
Exhausted travelers, snowplow drivers and winter-weary residents tried to cope Saturday with the worst snowstorm to hit the East in more than a decade. Airports reopened as snow was plowed off runways in the Northeast, and utility crews spliced ice-damaged power lines in the South. Still, life was far from normal after the latest in a numbing succession of storms. In New York City, the Hudson River resembled an ice floe. Plows buried parked cars under mountains of snow and people skied in parks.
NATIONAL
November 1, 2012 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Brian Bennett and Scott Gold
 WANTAGH, N.Y. - Sandy's U.S. death toll reached 88 on Thursday after the bodies of two young boys were found in a Staten Island marsh, and the economic loss rose to an estimated $50 billion. That would make the storm the second-costliest in American history, after Hurricane Katrina. On day four, it was as if the Northeast had removed a bandage - in some areas, healing was evident; in others, the wounds remained severe, and despair set in. Airports and subways reopened and electricity had been restored to nearly half of the 8.5 million homes and businesses that lost power during the storm.
NEWS
December 12, 1992 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A "catastrophic" winter storm packing hurricane-force wind gusts slammed into the Northeast on Friday, trapping motorists and homeowners in floodwaters so deep in spots that scuba divers and small boats were necessary for rescues. The violent weather stopped all subway service in New York City and, on some bridges, toppled huge trucks as if they were Christmas toys.
NEWS
August 11, 1990 | From Associated Press
A rare tornado hit the city's Staten Island on Friday, uprooting trees and disrupting gas and electrical service, and heavy rains drenched the already saturated Northeast, triggering flooding in parts of New Jersey and New York, authorities said. It was the first tornado to hit any part of the city since Oct. 5, 1985, when a tornado hit the borough of Queens, causing negligible damage, said Anthony Gigi of the National Weather Service.
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