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1:41 am
Thu July 4, 2013

Record Rainfall Causes Problems Around Rochester

Slow moving thunderstorms caused a lot of street flooding around the Rochester area on Wednesday and Wednesday night.

The National Weather Service says more than 2.3 inches had fallen by Wednesday night, which set a new daily record. The previous record for that date was 2.1 inches set back in 1892.

Area fire departments were busy pumping out basements, including in places like the city, Brighton, Perinton, Greece, Gates and Irondequoit.

The busy intersection of Monroe Avenue and Clover Street was under water for a while. Thousands of people in Monroe and Wayne Counties also lost power during the storms. There are still more than 500 RG and E customers without power this morning and another 56 in Wayne County are reporting outages.

There was also some tree damage and flooding at Oak Hill Country Club, which hosts the PGA Championship in just over a month. But officials there don't expect the damage to cause any major problems in getting the course ready for the August tournament.