QUEENS — Two people were injured, one critically, when they were struck by lightning at a park in Queens Tuesday night.
It happened just after 7:30 p.m. as a major thunderstorm rolled through the area.
The men were playing soccer at Flushing Meadows—Corona Park when they were struck.
Police say a 30-year-old was hospitalized in critical condition. The other person, a 42-year-old, is expected to survive.
A third man, 33, was hit by lightning about 20 minutes later in Jamaica, police said.
A severe thunderstorm warning was issued, but was canceled as of 8 p.m.
A flash flood warning is still in effect for New York and New Jersey. The flooding could be in Hempstead, Levittown and West Babylon NY until 11:15 p.m.
People are advised to seek shelter inside. There could be torrential rainfall and localized flooding. People should not try to drive through flooded roadways.