The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Warning for the entire NYC area tonight.
Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall caused flooding of urban neighborhoods, highways, and underpasses, as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots. The water depth was too great to allow some cars to cross some streets safely.
Meanwhile, One World Trade Center got hit by lightning tonight as a result of the severe weather in NYC. Photo by Gary Hershorn
We're not out of the woods yet. Forecasters say the first storm of this year's Hurricane season is named Arthur and it may visit the area on Saturday.
East Coast eyes tropical storm ahead of holiday weekend http://nyp.st/TE1HUm
This amended and updated video of The Battle Hymn of the Republic is sung by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Included are scenes from The Patriot, Gettysburg, Saving Private Ryan, and We Were Soldiers major motion pictures.
Battle Hymn of the Republic: http://youtu.be/OFtNVEbasOo via @YouTube