More flooding in U.S. Northeast

Floodwaters Binghamton, NY, USA, 08 Sept 2011 (Cuomo photo)

Barely two weeks after Hurricane Irene pummelled the American Northeast, the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee have dumped more than 300 mm of rain on the already soaked region.

About 70,000 residents of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and 20,000 in Binghamton, New York have been forced to flee due to floodwaters.

Tropical Storm Lee lashed the U.S. Gulf Coast earlier this week with heavy rains and tested flood defenses in New Orleans for the first time since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

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