VIDEO: Lightning strikes Empire State Building

Posted at 8:02 AM, Jul 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-26 08:32:05-04

(CNN) - Video captured Monday showed the exact moment lightning hit the empire state building

Recorded by Henrik Moltke, you can see the city light up and then lightning strikes the 103-story building.

New York is experiencing severe weather fueled by hot temperatures that are blanketing much of the eastern U.S.

The storms started mid-afternoon creating flash floods in the area.

The Empire State Building acts as a lightning rod for Manhattan and is struck an average of 23 times per year.

(Courtesy: CNN Newsource)

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