The Northeast’s wild wet summer continues. According to the National Weather Service, significant rainfall during the evening of August 8 saw between 2 and 7 inches of precipitation drench the Syracuse, NY, area. For perspective, Syracuse averages about 3.65 inches of rain during August. 

The deluge caused the roof system at Great Northern Mall to fail, causing significant damage at the shopping center in Clay, a suburb of Syracuse in eastern New York.

The Moyers Corners Fire Department released images of the damage Tuesday morning, showing the damage caused by the collapse over the old Sears store.

According to local coverage by Sinclair Broadcast Group, a fire department spokesperson said it responded to nearly 60 calls in 7 hours during the storm, mainly for heavy flooding. Many neighbors reported two-to-three feet of water in their basements. 

Weather conditions are forecasted to relent a bit today, with flood warnings expiring as the rain continues.