Mother Nature puts on wicked weather show

? Long Island felt a quick shot of wild weather Thursday night as Mother Nature lit up the skies and doused the streets. Preparations were

PORT WASHINGTON - ? Long Island felt a quick shot of wild weather Thursday night as Mother Nature lit up the skies and doused the streets.

Preparations were made earlier in the day as forecasters kept their eye on the developing weather pattern. County Executive Ed Mangano opened up Nassau?s Office of Emergency Management to prepare for the storms.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo also opened the state?s emergency operations center ahead of the day?s wild weather.

Even though Long Island was apparently spared the brunt of the storm, other parts of the state weren?t so lucky. A state of emergency was declared in upstate?s Chemung County after a possible tornado touched down in the city of Elmira. A curfew is also in effect in the city until 8 a.m. as crews clear downed trees and power lines.

Back on Long Island, a home in Middle Island may have also been struck by lightning. Sources tell News 12 Long Island that a child inside playing video games may have gotten hit with an electric shock.

Nassau County Non-Emergency Hotline: 1-888-684-4274

To report a LIPA outage: 800-490-0075

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