New Yorker Shelters From 'Flying Debris' as Winds Whip Up in Manhattan

Strong winds left metal sheeting strewn across a street on Manhattan’s Upper East Side on July 6, as the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for New York City.

Video by Shira Dicker shows metal sheeting lying outside a building entrance on 79th Street. Fire crews can be seen nearby, around some cordoned-off scaffolding.

Dicker said she sheltered in the building to “narrowly escape flying debris from nearby scaffolding”.

“Shout out to Vinny the doorman for being so kind and letting me say,” she told Storyful.

The National Weather Service said winds of up to 60 mph were to be expected during the stormy spell. Credit: Shira Dicker via Storyful

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