Three People Struck By Lightning In Queens As Wicked Weather Pummels Tri-State Area

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The Staten Island ferry on Tuesday evening (credit: portraitsbyvalentino/instsgram)

Three people were struck by lightning in Queens during Tuesday night’s storms.

Two men were playing soccer at Flushing Meadows Corona Park when they were struck, according to the National Weather Service.

Both were taken to Elmhurst Hospital. One is in critical condition, while the other is serious but stable.

WABC is reporting that another person was struck by lightning in the confines of the NYPD’s 113th Precinct, which includes Jamaica and St. Albans.

The person’s condition is not known.

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Meanwhile, a large tree was reported knocked down onto cars in the Flatlands section Brooklyn, and flash flooding was seen in other parts of the city. The storms fired through the tri-state after yet another day of blazing heat in the 90s and stifling humidity.

The threat for severe weather to strike will extend through most of the region, where a few nasty storms could impact the parts of the area with gusty winds and heavy downpours. Unsettled weather will taper off overnight, finally paving the way for some (slight) relief as temps drop back into the 80s.

(Charles Gross – YWN)