The sky over Lady Liberty is dark gray. Suddenly, lightning strikes behind the pedestal of America’s most famous symbol of freedom. This impressive scene was captured in a 21-second video on Wednesday that was posted on Twitter and has since had more than 1.3 million views.
The scene was filmed by Twitter user Mikey Cee from a dock on Ellis Island. On Wednesday a storm hit the east coast of the USA, the National Weather Service warned of storms and heavy rain with floods. From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (local time) the storm swept over the Big Apple. There is apparently no damage to the Statue of Liberty from the lightning strike.
Statue of Liberty opens again to visitors in the Corona crisis
After weeks of closure in the Corona crisis, the famous attraction has been partially reopened to visitors since July 20 – Liberty Island can be re-entered. Ellis Island and the museums will remain closed, as will the interior of the Statue of Liberty (including the base and crown). According to the National Park Service, visitors should be there beforehand reserve a ticket online.