Arthur coming: Lightning hits One World Trade Center in NY thunderstorm
Published time: July 03, 2014 16:15
Edited time: July 03, 2014 18:03
A powerful thunderstorm rolled through New York on Wednesday, providing the residents with scary, but spectacular light show as hurricane Arthur is expected to touch down.
The thunderstorm hit the Big Apple at 8:00 pm ET, bringing black
clouds and heavy rain with it.
Massive lightning bolts cut apart the skies above Manhattan, with
one striking the top of One World Trade Center.
The wild weather quickly attracted amateur and professional
photographers, who posted numerous photos of the thunderstorm on
After it passed, people flocked to the streets to take pictures
of the beautiful sunset, which was colored in orange and purple.
However, it wasn’t fun for some, as the storm led to a collapse
of a section of the facade inside an underpass of the Brooklyn
The incident saw five people receiving minor injuries, a fire
department spokesman said.
The heavy rain left parts of New York and nearby areas flooded.
The flash flood warning will be in effect in the city until noon
Arthur, the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season,
is expected to bring more thunderstorms, heavy rain and winds of
over 130 kilometers per hour to much of the America’s Northeast
Meteorologists say the weather is likely to improve until late
Friday, and won’t hamper the traditional Independence Day
fireworks on July 4.