Wild storm causes damage across Long Island

An intense storm knocked out power and uprooted several trees across Long Island Friday.

Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) crews fanned out across the Island to repair downed power lines and restore power to approximately 8,000 customers. LIPA crews say downed lines needed to be repaired from Huntington to Plainview. Officials say lightning also caused a barn fire near Rocky Point.

According to LIPA officials, before the storm extreme heat caused power to reach an all time high for the first time in weeks.

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