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Record-Breaking Rain Soaks Cities Across the U.S.

Massive storms caused major flooding across the nation on Tuesday, leaving motorists stranded, homes damaged and roadways closed.

. Record-breaking storms caused major flooding across the U.S. on Tuesday, leaving motorists stranded, homes damaged and roadways closed.

In the photo above, a car is abandoned on a flooded street at Sunrise Highway following heavy rains and flash flooding in Bayshore, N.Y. on Aug. 13, 2014. The south shore of Long Island along with the tri-state region saw record setting rain that caused roads to flood entrapping some motorists. Andrew Theodorakis / Getty Images

. A car is abandoned on flooded Reddington St. following heavy rains and flash flooding in Bayshore, N.Y. on Aug. 13. Andrew Theodorakis / Getty Images

. People wade along Reddington St. in Bayshore, N.Y. on Aug. 13. Andrew Theodorakis / Getty Images

. Vehicles sit submerged in water along I-75 in Royal Oak, Mich., on Aug. 12. Severe rain from Tuesday's storm flooded local streets, highways, and homes in the Detroit metropolitan area, bringing the worst flash flooding in decades. Joshua Lott / Getty Images

. Joe Perry cleans drain at Jean and Martin streets in Warren, Mich., on Aug. 12,, in the wake of the previous night's intense rains in and around Detroit. Warren Mayor James Fouts said roughly 1,000 vehicles had been abandoned in floodwaters in the suburb where many roads were closed. David Coates / Detroit News via AP

. A vehicle sits submerged in water along I-75 in Royal Oak, Mich. on Aug. 12. Joshua Lott / Getty Images

. Adelmo Perez uses a truck and plow to push water out of a housing complex parking lot in North Babylon, N.Y. on Aug. 13. More than two months worth of rain fell in two hours in New York's Long Island suburbs on Wednesday, causing flash flooding and swamping cars on major roads that were turned into rivers during the morning rush hour. Lucas Jackson / Reuters

. Residents look to a flooded section of Kensington Parkway and Beach Drive in Kensington, Md., on Aug. 12,. Heavy rain has soaked much of the Mid-Atlantic region, flooding low-lying areas. Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP

. A truck sits at the edge of a flooded section of I-695 in Baltimore, Md., on Aug. 12, after heavy rains fell across the Mid-Atlantic region. Officials shut down the Baltimore beltway in both directions at Quarantine Road due to heavy flooding. Patrick Semansky / AP

. An official walks on a bridge above a flooded underpass as heavy rain falls in Baltimore on Aug. 12. Patrick Semansky / AP

. As lightning streaks across the stormy sky, motorists park in front of a washed out road in South Mountain Park as heavy rains caused flash flooding and stranded dozens of cars on Aug. 12 in Phoenix, Ariz. Ross D. Franklin / AP