When thunder and lightning strike, is your first thought to find shelter — or take out your camera phone?
If you answered the latter, you’re not alone.
As the East Coast was hit by an expectedly severe storm on Thursday — an unusual straight-line windstorm known as a Derecho — people took to Twitter and Instagram to document the ominous skies. Some images showed the threatening side of the storm, which has already cut power to 300,000 residents in the north-east.
Others captured the serenity of the dark clouds moving over New York City (and many noted that it looked like a scene from Ghostbusters).
Check out the gallery above to see our pic of the shots of the storm, many of them from Mashable staffers.
What were the best shots you saw of Thursday’s storm? Share them with us in the comments below.