New Yorkers, your umbrellas have not died in vain nor have your pants and shoes gotten totally soaked for nothing: This month's rainfall means that March 2010 is now the rainiest March on record: "10.55 inches of rain has fallen at Central Park; this breaks the old record of 10.54 inches set in 1983; 8.32 inches at Kennedy airport; this breaks the old record of 8.17 inches set in 1980; 9.31 inches at La Guardia Airport; this breaks the old record of 8.73 inches set in 1953; 9.32 inches at Islip Macarthur Airport; this breaks the old record of 8.38 inches set in 2001."
Of course, records are kind of trite when people are just trying to keep their homes and businesses from being damaged. One resident in the Lindenwood section of Queens told NY1, "The water's gotten so high that the plumbing's bad. You can't use the sink, we got no water. This is ridiculous." This is also the wettest March on record for NJ, which has been battered by various storms.