Heavy Rain Causes Flooding In Parts of NYC

NEW YORK (AP) -
A flooded street in Williamsburg Sunday . (JDN)
A flooded street in Williamsburg Sunday . (JDN)
Sunday lightning striking the Manhattan skyline. (Flickr)
Sunday lightning striking the Manhattan skyline. (Flickr)

Parts of the New York City area were under flood watches for most of Sunday and Monday from a line of severe storms.

Motorists faced delays as the storms caused flooding, blocked lanes and suspended rail service. The Long Island Expressway was closed in both directions and all three major airports — LaGuardia, JFK and Newark — reported air traffic disruptions.

In Newark, officials warned people not to eat fish that were found because it’s unclear how “exposure to elements outside of their natural domains will affect them.”