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)

See more photos here.