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A beautiful day turned deadly when lightning struck a California beach. The incident left some in the New York area wondering what they would do in a similar situation. (Credit: CBS 2)

Day At The Beach Turns Deadly: What You Need To Know When Wild Weather Strikes

From out of nowhere on a beautiful day a freak storm hit Venice Beach and killed a 20-year-old man, injured more than a dozen people, and jolted others.

07/28/2014

Heavy rain falls in Midtown Manhattan on Wednesday, July 23. (Credit: CBS 2)

Severe Storms Cut Power, Delay Flights, End Yankees Game Early

Flights were delayed by up to an hour and a half Wednesday evening, and thousands of customers lost power, as a round of severe thunderstorms pounded the area.

07/23/2014

Montclair Downpour

Severe Storms Pound Tri-State Area, Cause Flooding And Damage

A round of severe storms plowed into the Tri-State Area late Friday afternoon – causing delays of nearly five hours for arriving flights at some airports.

06/13/2014

Lightning strikes during storms on Friday, May 23. (Credit: @t3nman)

Heavy Storms Bring Hail, Lightning, Floods That Leave Motorists Stranded

A round of severe storms swept into the Tri-State Area Friday evening, bringing hail, lightning, and flooding that left cars submerged in at least one area.

05/23/2014

A lightning strike is believed to have sparked a fire in Teaneck, N.J. (Credit: CBS 2)

New Jersey Home Set Ablaze Following Lightning Strike

The fire broke out at a two-story home on Wyndham Road in Teaneck, N.J.

04/26/2014

NEWARK, NJ - OCTOBER 29:   Jaromir Jagr #68 of the New Jersey Devils scores on Ben Bishop #30 of the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Prudential Center on October 29, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)   *** Local Caption ***  Ben Bishop;Jaromir Jagr

Bishop Gets 31st Win, Lightning Top Devils 3-0

Ben Bishop had a milestone game against one of the NHL’s greatest goalies.

03/15/2014

A Metro-North commuter train lies in the brush near the Hudson River after it derailed just north of the Spuyten Duyvil station December 1, 2013 in the Bronx. (Photo by Christopher Gregory/Getty Images)

Seated For Safety: Can You Protect Yourself While Riding The Rails?

For the thousands of people in the Tri-State area who use a train to commute the question of where to sit doesn’t usually involve safety concerns.

12/02/2013

FILE -- A person waits to cross the street during a rain storm in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Storms Bring Heavy Rain, Wind To Much Of Tri-State Area

Round two of wet weather settled over parts of the Tri-State Area on Thursday evening, pushing monthly rainfall totals within reach of the history books.

06/13/2013

Newark Liberty International Airport

JetBlue Flight Diverted To Newark After Being Struck By Lightning

A plane heading from Boston to West Palm Beach, Fla., was struck by lightning late Friday and had to make an emergency landing at Newark Liberty International Airport.

06/08/2013

Lightning (file / credit: clipart.com)

More New Jersey Towns Look To Install Lightning Detection Systems

Three people died in New Jersey last year after being struck by lightning. So, now some towns are investing money on systems that can do a better job detecting dangerous storms.

04/22/2013

Richard Schwartz, an assistant New York State Attorney General, was killed Thursday, July 26, 2012 when scaffolding collapsed after lightning hit the Christ Church in Brooklyn. (credit: CBS 2)

Assistant NY Attorney General Killed In Brooklyn After Church Hit By Lightning

A lightning strike sent the spire on the church tower crashing into the sanctuary, unleashing an avalanche of large rocks that crashed onto some scaffolding which then collapsed onto Richard Schwartz as he was walking by.

07/27/2012

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Clean-Up Continues After Massive Storms Pound Tri-State Area

The powerful storms broke the heat, but left downed trees, power lines and other damage in its wake and knocking out power to thousands of customers.

07/19/2012

Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant (credit: Flickr)

Operations Restored At Indian Point Following Lightning Strike

Backup generators kicked in, but operators reduced power at one Indian Point unit to about 70 percent as a precaution.

08/20/2011

Howell, NJ House Fire (credit: CBS 2)

Lightning Strike Forces NJ Family From Home

Firefighters from a number of surrounding towns were dispatched to help fight the blaze.

08/14/2011

Hail damage in Queens. (credit: CBS 2)

Hail Storm Shatters Windows, Rattles Nerves In Queens Neighborhoods

Parts of the Tri-State area — including Little Neck and Douglaston were pounded from the sky with wind, lightning and ice.

08/02/2011

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