September 16th, 2010
09:47 PM ET

1 dead, thousands powerless as storm tears through NYC

A fast-moving storm ripped through New York City Thursday afternoon, with strong winds and torrential rain toppling trees and leaving more than 25,000 customers without power.

One person died reportedly when a tree fell on a car in Queens, the New York Fire Department said.

According to power company Con Edison's website, 24,391 customers in Queens and 4,919 customers in Staten Island were experiencing power outages about 7 p.m. Brooklyn had 545 customers without power.


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  1. Floria sigmundi

    I live here and although the storms are bad I just love the rain the clouds and skyline are absolutely beautiful

    Check out this video on YouTube:

    September 16, 2010 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  2. unknown

    i tell you, there is a much bigger storm coming, are ye prepared?

    September 17, 2010 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
    • GREG


      September 17, 2010 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  3. Calma Lou Miller

    I have obscure vision, but if Arab catering ConEd were out on my power lines, I'd buy a generator and keep his working class linemen off the pole.

    September 17, 2010 at 4:43 am | Report abuse |
  4. marblenc

    The storm was strong but brief, in and out in a New York minute.

    September 17, 2010 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  5. suki6

    September 22, 2010 at 5:01 am | Report abuse |