Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 09/08/2011

Tropical Storm Lee causes flooding across East Coast (photos)


Paxtang firemen rescue a woman and her two dogs as the remains of Tropical Storm Lee cause flooding on Brisbane Street in Harrisburg, Pa., Sept. 7, 2011. (Sean Simmers - AP)

The remnants of Tropical Storm Lee caused torrential downpours across the East Coast, as rivers swelled past flood levels, roads closed, and thousands were forced to evacuate.

“Heavy rains and flooding are expected to persist over parts of northern mid-Atlantic states and southern New England today,” the National Weather Service said in an advisory Thursday. Flood and flash-flood warnings are now in effect in those states, some of which have gotten up to a foot of rain.

At least four deaths have been blamed on Lee so far and nearly 100,000 people were ordered to evacuate in Pennsylvania.

Below, see photos of the flooding:


Water submerges a portion of Water St. in Marlboro, Md., on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011. (Matt McClain - FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)

The area's major north-south highway, Route 29, is flooded Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, in Trenton, N.J., as the Delaware River continues to rise. (Mel Evans - AP)

A person turns back from crossing a flooded road, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, in the Manayunk neighborhood of Philadelphia. (Matt Rourke - AP)

Cars drive through high water on Route 50 in Cheverly, Md., Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011. (Susan Walsh - AP)

Residents are evacuated from their mobile home park along Zimmy's Drive in Conewago Township, Pa., Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011. (Paul Kuehnel - AP)

Home owners are rescued by boat by Paxtang firemen on Brisbane Street in Harrisburg, Pa., Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011. (Sean Simmers - AP)

David Clouser wades neck-deep to retrieve his boat in the swollen Conodoguinet Creek along Prowell Drive, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, in Hampden Township, Pa. (JOE HERMITT - AP)

See more photos here.

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