2006_06_lightning.jpg

Whoa, tonight's wild thunderstorm has hit Staten Island in a serious way: There's an island-wide power outage right now, not to mention "starting fires, flooding streets, causing car crashes downing tree branches," according to SILive. Also, we're hearing that a police officer was struck by lightning. Be careful out there!

There will be thunderstorms tomorrow as well.

Photograph of lightning in the sky from barek176 on Flickr

Here's another good shot of a strike-- anyone else have one? And while most of you suckers were running for cover, Adam Kuban used the thunderstorm as an opportunity to avoid the line at Shake Shack! Clever.