A concert in Central Park to celebrate the reopening of New York City following pandemic closures was brought to an end early on August 21, as Hurricane Henri neared the state.
ABC7 reported that tens of thousands of people were in attendance at the ‘We Love NYC: The Homecoming Concert’ when it was cut short after lightning struck.
According to The New York Times, Barry Manilow was cut off mid-song, and concert-goers were asked to leave and seek shelter shortly after 7.30 pm.
This footage, posted to Twitter, shows people leaving as a safety message is read out.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency for multiple areas across New York. Forecasters said Hurricane Henri was due to hit the East End of Long Island on Sunday. Credit: @ClooneyDisciple via Storyful