Submitted by ub on Sun, 08/31/2014 - 19:58

A lightning strike at Orchard Beach has injured three people. NYFD says the men were injured at nearby Orchard Beach on Pelham Bay Park in The Bronx this evening as the storms rolled through the area.

The lightning strikes occurred while heavy thunderstorms swept throughout NYC. Torrential rain, thunder and lightning arrived while many were participating in Labor Day weekend celebrations, which postponed U.S. Open tennis tournament in Queens and forced the early end to Electric Music Festival on the East River.

Airport traffic was severely effected as commercial flights into the NYC area were delayed because of the bad weather.