Originally posted on CBS New York:
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Tri-State Area residents looked for ways to beat the kind of heat that hasn’t been felt since last August and the rain across the area Tuesday provided some much-needed relief from the sweltering heat.
Storms also brought wind, heavy rain and lightning to the area. The downpour caught many in the city off guard, forcing them to make a run for it without umbrellas, using anything they could find as a cover.
A gust of wind also caused a man in his 60s to be injured in Bryant Park after he got hit in the head by a falling tree limb, CBS 2′ s Derricke Dennis reported. He was treated at Bellevue Hospital for a cut on his head and released.