Flooding across the Northeast forced hundreds of residents from their homes by Wednesday, knocked out sewage plants, and snarled traffic on major East Coast routes as roads transformed into a soaked labyrinth of detours and closures.

As three days of record-breaking rains tapered to a drizzle,forecasters warned the worst of widespread flooding from Maine to New Yorkwas still ahead as rivers were yet to crest - for the second time in a month. From the Associated Press.