New York battered with heavy rain from Tropical Storm Barry, leaving one person dead, streets flooded and water gushing through subway stations | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

New York battered with heavy rain from Tropical Storm Barry, leaving one person dead, streets flooded and water gushing through subway stations

At least one person has died after remnants of Tropical Storm Barry battered New York with torrential rain, lightning and gusty winds leaving streets flooded and water gushing through subway stations on Wednesday.

A Connecticut man died after a tree was struck by lightning and a large limb fell onto his car roof at around 5 p.m. as he was driving on Bridgeport's Park Avenue.

Police found Jarrod Marotto, 21, of Southington, unconscious behind the wheel and he died on the way to hospital, WABC-TV reported.

An electrical crew had to shut down the power to wires that had also toppled on the vehicle before rescuers could begin to work to free Marotto.

'There are plenty of showers and thunderstorms around the area this evening,' the National Weather Service warned in a 5pm tweet. 'These storms could produce strong gusty winds and heavy downpours. Remember, a Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains in effect until 10pm, and a Flash Flood Watch until 5am.'

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