A Metro-North commuter train lies in the brush near the Hudson River after it derailed just north of the Spuyten Duyvil station Dec. 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.


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.


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.


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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.


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.


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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.


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.


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.


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.


Commuters at Penn Station. (credit: Marta Zielinska)

Evening Commute For LIRR Riders Struck By Major Weather-Related Signal Problems

Inside Penn Station, thousands were straining their necks watching the schedule monitors while listening for any service changes.


Lightning storm in South Norwalk, Conn.

Severe Thunderstorms Leave Downed Power Lines, Trees In Their Wake

Connecticut Light & Power said some 62,000 customers remained without power early Friday.Thousands of homes were also without power in Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester counties.


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Lightning Likely Sparks Patterson, NY Fire, 3 Businesses Destroyed

Three businesses went up in flames in Putnam County after a lightning bolt triggered a fire.


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Monzo Minor: Let’s Get A Game 7!

If the Bruins, up 3-2 in the Eastern Conference Final against the Lightning, win tonight, Roberto Luongo will face Tim Thomas in the Stanley Cup Final. It will be the battle of the two most overrated goalies in the league.


Brooklyn hail

Tri-State Pummeled By Quarter-Sized Hail

On Monday night it was the hail that was the story in places like Kearny, N.J., where people were holding pieces of it. Parts of Manhattan saw the hail, and so did Park Slope as captured by home video.



How To Lightning-Proof Your Home

A lightning strike can pack millions of volts of electricity. One powerful bolt is blamed for sparking a fire that destroyed a building in New Jersey. So what steps can you take to protect your home?

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