Wild weather leaves 2 dead, 3 injured; thousands without power

Al Jones
June 30, 2019 - 6:45 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Severe thunderstorms left two dead and three injured on Sunday.

A woman drowned off Fire Island and a driver was killed after a tree fell on his car in Connecticut.

Three injuries were reported including one severely injured woman in Brooklyn after a scaffolding collapse in Park Slope on Sunday afternoon.

The scaffolding fell off 243 Fourth Ave. and onto a bar next door around 3:45 p.m.

The scaffolding dropped through a glass enclosure and onto a patio.

Dramatic video sent to 1010 WINS shows just how violent the storms became.

Strong winds, heavy rain and hail caused significant damage in Suffolk County and downing trees cut power to thousands on Long Island residents. 

Ann Miller of Northport said the winds were so strong a tree was torn out of the ground near her house. She said it was a frightening experience.

"Tons of rain, rain pounding the windows like it was about to break the windows," Miller said. "It was just really, really spooky and scary and very quick happening."

The wicked weather brought down large trees, branches and wires in Commack and other communities as well.

More than 54,000 customers were hit with power issues.

Crews from PSEG were assessing the damage and making repairs.

The winds also led to the evacuation of Pride Island in Manhattan.

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