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09/19/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

New York Thunderstorms: The Craziest Lightning Strikes Caught On Camera (VIDEO)

Tuesday's giant thunderstorm flattened cars, knocked down trees, and generally wreaked havoc throughout the area. Central Park alone lost over 100 trees, and parts of the Upper West Side and Bronx suffered significant damage. All in all, the storm served as a reminder that, despite the lack of greenery in the city, New York is still at the mercy of Mother Nature.

And in case you need another reminder, check out these amazing videos of lightning bolts taking on New York's skyscrapers:

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Craziest Lightning Strikes
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Craziest Lightning Strikes

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