Storms rock New York area

August 20, 2011 9:17:09 AM PDT
If you were out Friday night, you know there were some serious downpours, and what would normally be a summer Friday night on the streets, turned into drenching experience.

Subway service was disrupted especially in Queens where the 7 train was shut down til late Friday due to the weather forcing passengers to trek to Penn Station to pick up the LIRR.

The heavy storm lashed the area sending people running for cover in the Bronx.

There were cars running into pools of standing water on a road in River Edge, New Jersey, as bystanders struggled to stop them.

"Cars kept coming down the street running right into the water, tried to stop them but they couldn't see and they drove into it anyway," said one witness.

The storm knocked down trees from Elmont in Nassau county, to Greenwood Lake in Orange County, where heavy rains forced a cascade of water onto roadways around Greenwood Lake.

The New York Mets have announced that tickets from yesterday's Mets-Brewers game can be redeemed starting Saturday for complimentary tickets to one of the Mets September 12-15 games against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. This includes paid, complimentary and tickets marked "NO RAIN CHECK." Fans had issues getting out to the game due to the suspended train service.

Tickets can be redeemed in person in advance at the Citi Field Advance Ticket Windows or two hours prior to game time on game day at the Day of Game Ticket Sales Windows, subject to availability. Fans also can mail yesterday's tickets, along with return mailing address, to:

August 19 Ticket Redemption
Citi Field
Flushing, N.Y. 11368

Mail redemptions must be postmarked by September 1.

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