|Tree limbs down on Clark Street in Brooklyn Heights. By MK Metz|
According to MSNBC, temperatures hit 103 degrees in Newark, 100 in Central Park, 101 at LaGuardia and 96 at JFK International yesterday.
Con Ed reduced voltage by 5 percent in some Brooklyn neighborhoods, though the company said it was OK to use air conditioning and other appliances. (Turn them off if you don't need them, however.)
The voltage-reduction areas include Sheepshead Bay, Marine Park, Gerritsen Beach, Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Gravesend, Bensonhurst, and Bath Beach.
In many areas the storm felt like a tornado. If you haven't seen it already, check out this amazing photo former NFL player Dhani Jones took from a plane taking off from Laguardia, posted on Instagram.
According to the NY Daily News, a bolt of lightening apparently hit a woman in Kew Gardens Hills, Queens. Also in Queens, a tree fell on a woman's car and seriously injured her.
By 6 or 6:30 p.m., the storm was gone, leaving us with cooler temperatures and a mess to clean up.
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