Storms cause problems for many

August 6, 2008 4:00:33 PM PDT
The skies are calmer now, but wild weather made its presence known earlier Wednesday morning. On Long Island, street flooding led to rescues.

Huntington Streets socked by heavy rains left a bus driver and about five children ages 8 to 12 at the mercy of firefighters .

About three feet of water stranded the driver and kids who were on their way to a nearby YMCA around 8 a.m.

Motorists traveling the same path also ran into trouble as some vehicles stalling out from heavy rains and flooding.

Matt Coneys owns Coneys Marine on the same street and says since opening in 1974 the road has been impassable in front of his business when it rains

"It's troublesome and theres little we can do. Luckily we are in the boat business so it could be worse," said Coneys.

He says in nearby King Kullen a blockbuster and a number of other businesses deal with the same thing.

There were no injuries but you can imagine it was a stressful morning especially for those little kids and their bus driver.

In Bergen County, New Jersey, nasty winds were concentrated in one small area of Harrington Park, but those four blocks were hit hard.

Cars parked in driveways took a pounding. Huge branches toppled and crushed anything in the way.

Power crews were working to restore power, but 800 homes are without electricity because the system was devastated.

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STORY BY: Eyewitness News Long Island reporter Emily Smith
WEB PRODUCED BY: Scott Curkin

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