Severe weather leaves at least three struck by lightning, delays flights

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NEW YORK (PIX11) -- Severe weather conditions Sunday left three hospitalized, flights delayed and a major music festival canceled.

The fire department says the men were injured around 5 p.m. Sunday at Orchard Beach on Pelham Bay.

A lightning strike hit Orchard Beach in the Bronx hitting at least two people. One of the victims was a little boy, who family members say will be staying at a hospital overnight for evaluation. Two others were sent to the hospital.

The Federal Aviation Administration also reported delays at Newark International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport Sunday. Delays averaged about 28 minutes in Newark and approximately an hour and a half at JFK.

Electric Zoo was evacuated Sunday evening. In collaboration with New York City officials, organizers of the festival decided to cancel the event.

Torrential rain, thunder and lightning also interrupted Labor Day weekend celebrations, halted play at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in Queens.

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