3 hurt in lightning strike as storms batter NYC area - FOX 13 News

3 hurt in lightning strike as storms batter NYC area

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - Heavy thunderstorms swept through the tri-state area on Sunday causing flash floods and lightning strikes that injured 3 people. 

The three men were struck at Orchard Beach in the Bronx Sunday afternoon and were being treated at a local hospital.  
No word yet on their condition.

Meanwhile, various Labor Day weekend celebrations were interrupted, delayed and even canceled as the U.S. Open tennis tournament had to be postponed and the Electric Zoo musical festival on Randall's Island had to be prematurely shut down.

Traffic snarled to a near halt on highways through-out the area on the Garden State Parkway, George Washington Bridge and Van Wyck Expressway.

Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark airports all reported massive delays as a result of the storm.

The last area thunderstorm broke records on Long Island, where Islip reported more than 13 inches of rain fall in a matter of hours on Aug. 14.
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