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Philadelphia Sees Record Rain; Airport Loses Power

July 29, 2013

By The Associated Press

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PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia has set a record for one-day rainfall as strong storms rolled through the region, causing flash flooding, power outages and airline cancellations.

The National Weather Service says 8.02 inches of rain fell in the city Sunday, shattering the previous record of 6.63 inches set during Tropical Storm Floyd on Sept. 16, 1999.

The deluge caused a power outage at Philadelphia International Airport, where some sections of Terminal A were still without power Monday. An airport spokeswoman says backup generators failed.

American Airlines says it canceled 10 flights Sunday and seven flights Monday because of the power and weather problems in Philadelphia.

The soaking rains also flooded roads and caused traffic headaches.

Drier weather is on the way just in time for the start of the workweek.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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