New York City, New Jersey brought to a standstill by flash floodingA coastal storm unleashed more than 8 inches of rain in parts of New York City, stranding vehicles, closing roads and causing travel delays as record amounts of rain fell. AccuWeather was the first to forecast flooding in New York City, ahead of the NWS. On Thursday morning, meteorologists added the potential for more serious flash flooding to forecasts, and on Thursday afternoon, said 4-8 inches of rain would lead to life-threatening flooding in New York City. The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) suspended train services at many stations, and there were extensive delays where New York City subway trains were still running on Friday. More than half a foot of rain fell throughout parts of New York City on Sept. 29, causing intense flooding.