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- Cars were squished by toppled trees, a man was helped by paramedics after a limb fell on him and power outages were reported in Queens
- The fast-moving storms whipped through College Point and even sparked rare tornado warnings in the borough, the Bronx and Nassau County
- A thunderstorm sent a flood of concertgoers running for shelter at the Beyonce and Jay-Z show at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey
A huge tree crushed a woman’s car in Queens, a man needed rescue after a large limb fell on him and power was knocked out for some as powerful storms ripped through parts of the Big Apple Thursday night.
The pop-up storms sparked rare tornado warnings for Queens and the Bronx, as well as Nassau County on Long Island. National Weather Service crews determined a tornado did touch down in Queens.
In College Point, a woman’s car was damaged when a massive tree crashed down on top of it, video shows. Another video shows a man getting help from paramedics after a large tree limb fell on him.
Con Edison reported early Friday that the neighborhood had around 60 customers in the dark.
A severe thunderstorm even forced a stampede of concertgoers to seek shelter at the Beyonce and Jay-Z show at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. The concert started at 11:08 p.m. and Beyonce thanked the crowd for staying around. The show resumed after nearly an hour with Beyonce thanking the audience for remaining.
“Thank y'all for riding. It's like 1 something in the morning," she said. "God bless you. We appreciate you. We love you."
Beyonce and Jay-Z will perform again on Friday, when even more severe storms are expected, especially north and west of the New York City.