Cleanup underway after powerful storms slam tri-state

Powerful storms made a mess of the morning commute across the region on Thursday, knocking out power to thousands.

Trees remain downed all across the tri-state area, and even 12 hours later, the cleanup process continues.

In Orange County, the National Weather Service has confirmed that there was no tornado, but instead a storm that brought strong wings and microbursts.

Orange and Rockland Utilities say crews are working to restore power to the hundreds of people who had it knocked out.


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Earlier in the day, it had been reported that two people in Manhattan were injured when lightning struck a building, but a DoB investigation revealed that there was no lightning strike and a loose tile had instead shattered a window.

The storm threw a wrench into the plans of travelers on one of the busiest travel days of the year.