Storm Rages for Fifth Straight Day
May 1st, 2014
05:37 AM ET

Storm Rages for Fifth Straight Day

It's got to quit sometime. Right?

The slow-moving storm system that brought deadly tornadoes to the Plains and the Deep South, and flooding from the Gulf Coast to the Northeast, is winding down. But still, it has a bit more to give.

Washington, Philadelphia, New York City. That means you.

The forecast says up to 6 inches of rain will fall in some areas by Friday.

In the neighborhoods outside the nation's capital, water rescue teams kept busy on Wednesday as flash floods appeared and just as quickly disappeared.

Maureen Braun considered plowing through a foot of water on a Fairfax, Virginia, street, but changed her mind.

"I'm turning around," she told CNN affiliate WUSA. "I'm not an idiot!"

It was much the same in the Philadelphia area.

Bob Bonenberger found himself cut off at every pass trying to get to his home in Skippack, Pennsylvania.

"It's just terrible," Bonenberger told affiliate KYW. "The flooding is everywhere."

In the New York City area, the heavy rain caused a mudslide that covered three of four Metro-North commuter rail tracks in Yonkers on Wednesday night, delaying train service, affiliate WABC reported.

Robbs Barbota got stuck in high water in northern New Jersey. The experience left him shaken.

"I'm too young to die," he thought as the rains swamped his car. "Please someone help me."

We'll have the latest on the weather on "New Day" starting at 6am ET.


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