Wednesday night’s severe weather caused some damage to the New York City area. Violent winds and rain cause part of the outer shell of an Elmhurst building to be sheared off.
The Verizon building at Broadway and Vietor Avenue faced some damage after some powerful winds tore off a chunk of the outer shell of the building. No one was hurt and the only thing to see damage from the building were a few cars below it. The Department of Buildings had checked out the building to clear it and make sure it was safe for people to be in or around the building. Employees who work in the building were able to return to work without issues.
Workers were on site cleaning up the wreckage that the outer shell had caused when it fell off the building. They escorted passersby around the site to ensure safety. While the building did damage to a few cars below it, no one in the surrounding area heard any of the noise it may have caused.
The storm caused multiple power outages and fallen trees blocked a number of roads in Queens. A vacant home in the Bronx collapsed as well due to the storm and winds flipped a tractor-trailer on the George Washington Bridge.