Despite breathless scaremongering from hyperlocal blog networks based in DUMBO, New York City was largely spared the worst effects of last night's storm, with a meagre 3.1 inches of rain recorded at JFK. It was a different story out on Long Island, where a record-breaking amount of rain was dumped on the region. 13.78 inches of rain, the most recorded in a single August day since 2005, fell in a matter of hours at MacArthur Airport in Islip. So it was not really an ideal night to swing by the Buffalo Wild Wings in Westfield South Shore Mall:

Parts of the Southern State Parkway in Suffolk County were closed when flash flooding stranded motorists this morning, and parts of the Sunrise Highway in Valley Stream were closed in both directions. Parts of the Northern State in Jericho were also closed, and one area motorist tells CBS 2, "Literally, I’m driving and then all of a sudden, ‘boom’ — water. I couldn’t even see that it was that high. It was really a nightmare." The driver said he had to escape through the sunroof.

No injuries have been reported, but there have been numerous downed trees and power outages throughout the region due to the storm.

In southern New Jersey, NBC New York reports that "the town of Millville saw its second-highest rainfall total ever recorded, with 9 inches falling and causing widespread street flooding Tuesday night. As much as 5 feet of water flooded some of the town’s streets and caused several houses to collapse, according to the Red Cross. Several families in that town were displaced."

The Long Island Railroad is also experiencing system-wide delays this morning due to the storm, with delays of up to 30 minutes, and 90 minute delays on the Montauk Branch due to an earlier disabled train.