Governors Ball Festival Site Evacuated as Severe Weather Hits New York
The Governors Ball site at Randall’s Island in New York has been evacuated due to a severe storm passing through.
Earlier in the day, the fest was postponed due to inclement weather. But as the weather worsened, organizers were forced to shut down the show.
The Gov Ball team issued a “festival evacuation” message on social media. “Due to approaching severe weather an evacuation is in effect. Please proceed to the nearest exit," it reads.
Meanwhile, hip-hop fans who gathered for the annual Hot 97 Summer Jam at MetLife Stadium were made to wait half an hour until the worst of the weather passed. “Thank you for your patience. Follow the instructions of the authorities and return to your seats for Cardi,” reads a message posted by the Hot 97 team.
Thank you for your patience. Follow the instructions of the authorities and return to your seats for Cardi!! #hot97SummerJam— HOT 97 (@HOT97) June 3, 2019
According to reports, a severe thunderstorm warning was issued for New York City, western Nassau County, Hudson County and southeastern Bergen County.