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Dramatic moment when lightning strikes behind the Statue of Liberty while New York City is hit by a thunderstorm

Dramatic moment when lightning strikes behind the Statue of Liberty while New York City is hit by a thunderstorm

  • An intense lightning rod was filmed and shot an area behind the Statue of Liberty
  • The 21-second clip was filmed from a dock on Ellis Island overlooking the city
  • The National Weather Service caused a severe weather threat between 5:00 PM and 9:00 PM

Purple lightning has been caught in an area directly behind the Statue of Liberty when New York City was struck by a dramatic thunderstorm.

The intense lightning rod was filmed from a dock on Ellis Island after the storm rolled over the city on Wednesday afternoon.

In the 21-second clip posted on Twitter, lightning shot down behind the Statue of Liberty illuminating the surrounding city.

The National Weather Service caused a serious weather threat between 5 PM and 9 PM last night.

The intense lightning rod was filmed from a dock on Ellis Island

The storm stormed over the city on Wednesday afternoon

The storm stormed over the city on Wednesday afternoon

The intense lightning rod was filmed from a dock on Ellis Island after the storm rolled over the city on Wednesday afternoon

Meteorologists warned that there could be weak tornadoes and floods in the city. The heavy rain eventually stopped just after 10 pm.

Two people were struck by lightning in South Ozone Park, Queens CBS. They are in the hospital, but their condition is unknown.

Lightning also struck a church tower and caused a fire nearby.

On Wednesday at 11 p.m., more than 5,000 Cod Edison customers experienced a power outage due to the storm.

It comes after forks of electricity blew the water for the Lower Manhattan skyline earlier this month.

It comes after forks of electricity blasted the water for the Lower Manhattan skyline during a storm over New York City on Monday, July 6

It comes after forks of electricity blasted the water for the Lower Manhattan skyline during a storm over New York City on Monday, July 6

It comes after forks of electricity blasted the water for the Lower Manhattan skyline during a storm over New York City on Monday, July 6

An extraordinary photo was taken on July 7 from Jersey City, when lightning struck the 1791ft high One World Trade Center in New York City.

People who lived in New Jersey compared the storm to a tornado because it caused hail and flash floods.

At Morristown, the golf ball-sized hail fell for 30 minutes and crashed cars.

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