Originally posted on CBS New York:
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Thousands of homes in the Tri-state area are without power Friday after intense thunderstorms moved through the region on Thursday.
The National Weather Service issued multiple severe thunderstorm warnings across the southern half of New York throughout the day as storms moved eastward across the state.
Early Friday after the thunderstorms had moved over the New York City area, scattered outages were still being reported by Con Edison and the Long Island Power Authority.
By Friday afternoon, officials said about 43,000 customers across New York were still without power.
1010 WINS’ John Montone reports
On Long Island, Suffolk County police say an 18-year-old man received a shock while inside his Middle Island house. They say the house may have been struck by lightning. He was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.
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