Lightning touches down in NYC, flash flood warnings for all five boroughs

By Matt Bradwell   |   July 2, 2014 at 9:07 PM
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NEW YORK, July 2 (UPI) -- New York City is under a flash flood warning as a severe summer storm pounds the entire metro area.

All five boroughs are effected by the warnings, with the National Weather Service warning, "Flood waters are usually deeper than they appear. "

"Just one foot of flowing water is powerful enough to sweep vehicles off the road."

Earlier today as the storm system moved in, lightning touched down in the city, a rare sight that was caught by amateur photographers around the city.

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