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Philadelphia sees record rain; airport loses power

Monday, July 29, 2013 | 8:47 AM    

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- 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 September 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 cancelled 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.

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