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By now, John DeVito has a routine down when the forecast calls for rain. He goes into his kitchen, looks out the window and wonders when the flooding is going to start. On Wednesday night, it started quickly.
The remnants of Hurricane Ida that hit the Northeast dropped rain with remarkable speed that evening. Soon after the sun had set in the already cloud-darkened sky, DeVito’s home and others on his Staten Island block were in trouble.