Melting snow triggers Long Island flooding

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Thursday, March 12, 2015
Warmer temperatures led to melting snow that caused flooding in Shoreham, Long Island.

SHOREHAM, N.Y. (WABC) -- Melting snow triggered some major flooding on Long Island and officials say this may just be the beginning.

Officials say a frozen field melted quickly in Wednesday's warm weather, sending run-off onto a neighborhood in Shoreham.

The water flooded several homes, doing severe damage to one building.

Emergency crews helped residents pump out their houses and dug a trench to divert the water out onto the street.

Officials say they expect more flooding as rising temperatures melt the winter's large snow pack.