Saturday evening's stretch of severe thunderstorms downed trees, power lines and utility poles, caused damage to homes, cars and streets, and have left thousands without power.
Con Edison says there are 1,817 customers without power on Staten Island. 2,400 Con Edison customers are without power overall because of the storm.
It was just after 5 p.m. when a fierce wind and pelting rain roared through the Port Richmond neighborhood of Staten Island.
At least two Con Edison poles came crashing down on Jewett Avenue, and neighbors were alarmed.
“The pole came crashing down right in front of my house,” Christine Debord said.
“It all of a sudden got very dark, and then the wind, and we heard a crashing sound,” said Gabriella Gentile, describing what she heard and saw.
In nearby Westerleigh, tree branches toppled onto a parked car on Livermore Avenue near Casswell Avenue.
The tree also pulled down a power line. There were no injuries
“Worst wind I’d seen in twenty years of living here,” Glenn Adamo, another neighbor, told PIX11 News.
Firefighters were on the scene to prevent folks from touching live sparking wires around the corner.
A would-be-concertgoer at Asbury Park in New Jersey posted these photos of the music venue Stone Pony.
Trees were reported down, seen in this video sent to us from Queens.
According to the National Weather Service, reports of hail and down trees were reported.AlertMe