Updated: Thunderstorms Knock out Power to Nearly 3,200

The powerful thunderstorm overhead has knocked out power in some parts of Cranston.

Almost 3,200 people are without power in Cranston right now, according to National Grid, as a severe thunderstorm that sounded like a battlefield in the sky brought lightning and powerful wind to the area.

There were scattered reports of torrential downpours, street flooding, and outages throughout the city. Cranston Rescue and Fire responded to 900 Oaklawn Avenue for a water rescue when a car got stuck in a huge puddle. And then good samaritans responded to the scene of a Cranston Police Cruiser that needed a push out of a flooded street (see photos). 

Other intersections throughout the city are flooded.

The National Weather Service issued a severe thundestorm warning and a flash flood warning for the area.

The storms have caused some outdoor events tonight to be cancelled, including the performance by — part of the Summer Concert series sponsored by Citizens Bank. Instead, the show will go on tomorrow.

To report an outage or to view National Grid's outage map, click HERE.

Stay tuned for further updates.


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