According to, the evacuation order for 200,000 Pennsylvanians finally was lifted June 29 when levees held against the flooded Susquehanna River. Between June 22 and 28, more than 15 inches of rain fell in Federalsburg, Md. Washington, D.C., received nearly 13.5 inches, while a large amount of northeastern Pennsylvania had at least 10 inches. New York City only had 1.5 inches of rain, and in Allentown, Pa., 6.25 inches.

According to the Associated Press, New York Gov. George Pataki estimated property damage to be close to $100 million.

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