New York, West Point hammered by once in 1000-years rain – while some danced!

Heavy rain has led to extreme flooding in New York’s Hudson Valley that killed at least one person, swamped roadways and forced road closures, as much of the rest of the north-east US began bracing for a deluge.

Rail service and flights were both impacted by heavy rain and flash flooding in parts of the Tri-State Area on Sunday, and cleanup may cause problems for some travelers Monday.

The MTA says Metro-North service between Croton-Harmon and Poughkeepsie on the Hudson Line is expected to be suspended in both directions through the day Monday due to flooding and fallen trees.

Amtrak service between Albany and New York City also had to be temporarily suspended due to severe weather conditions.

Nearly 400 flights were canceled at Newark Liberty International Airport. At John F. Kennedy International Airport, there were more than 300 cancelations, and there were 500 cancelations at LaGuardia Airport.

The weather also impacted hundreds of flights in the Tri-State Area on Sunday.

As the storm moved east, the US National Weather Service extended flash flood warnings into Connecticut, including the cities of Stamford and Greenwich, before creeping into Massachusetts.

Officials worry some historic buildings at West Point might have water damage.

But the party must go on…