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VIDEO: Bride in flooded car gets help from police on wedding day

BOGOTA, New Jersey (CBS New York) - A bride, her new husband and wedding party friends got a rough start on things because of flood waters Saturday.

The fortunate thing is Bogota Police were able to help them through their first rough patch.

A flash flood warning was issued for parts of the Tri-State area Saturday as heavy rain battered New York City and its surrounding suburbs.

Storms were causing flight delays at all three major airports around New York.

Newark Liberty Airport saw both weather and computer system problems holding up departures for up to nearly three hours. All United Airlines flights were under a ground stop due to the computer issue.

Originally issued for parts of northern New Jersey, the warning was expanded to the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, and parts of Brooklyn Sunday morning.

A severe thunderstorm warning was also in effect until Sunday, with wind gusts up to 60 miles-per-hour possible. The storms are likely to linger throughout the weekend, which could lead to additional flooding issues.

On Saturday, at Wayne, N.J., flooding swamped cars trying to navigate submerged streets around the Willowbrook Shopping Mall.

“This is really, really brutal out here,” said Elliott, citing rainfall rates and drainage as the biggest factors affecting streets throughout the area.

Rainfall rates of around 2 inches an hour were forecast, with an average rainfall of 1 to 1/2 inches likely, and some areas locally seeing 2 to 4 inches possible.

At Penn Station on Saturday, flooding damaged the ceiling and forced officials to close the NJT 7th Avenue Concourse entrance.


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