Severe thunderstorms ripped through the NYC Metro area during the early evening hours with intense lightning and damaging winds. Video was shot along Jamaica Bay in Howard Beach, NY (Queens County) as the storms moved through.
Shot 1: Cloud to ground lightning strikes Jamaica Bay in Howard Beach, NY.
Shots 2-4: People run for cover as torrential rains overtake them.
Shot 5: Tree blowing in strong winds.
Shots 6-7: People head for their vehicles as torrential rains fall.
Shots 8-11: Damaging straight line winds blast through a parking lot along Jamaica Bay. Intense cloud to ground lightning hits all around.
Shots 12-13: Cloud to ground lightning over the NYC Skyline.
Shots 14-17: Families and children stroll along the shores of Jamaica Bay in Howard Beach, NY as lightning strikes in the distance.