Hundreds Watch Fireworks in Westhampton Beach

The show ended just moments before a torrential downpour.

Hundreds of people descended on the Village of Westhampton Beach on July 4 to watch the annual 4th of July fireworks show, which kicked off just after 9 p.m.

Residents and visitors alike watched from the great lawn, and Main Street where they sat side-by-side in lawn chairs, on blankets and on top of their cars to get a glimpse of the 20 minute show, which is put on by Grucci. 

Those in attendance said the show was one of the best they had ever seen with fiery explosions in the shape of hearts and stars and Westhampton Beach Mayor Conrad Teller said they were simply "outstanding."

"It was the village's pleasure to watch the fireworks display put on by the Westhampton Beach Country Club," said Teller. 

The show culminated with Mother Nature providing a flash of lightning, which lit up the sky just before the highly anticipated glorious spectacle of the grand finale.

The fireworks concluded just as the heavens opened and torrential rains fell, sending scores of residents rushing to their cars — one woman was spotted trying to navigate the puddled streets in her flip flops. She finally gave up and ran barefoot.

There were lengthy delays leaving the village after the show due to the heavy rains and conditions were hazardous as hundreds of residents walked in the street to their cars. Details of a serious accident that reportedly occurred remain unclear.

What did you think of the show? How long did it take you to get out of Westhampton Beach traffic? Post a comment below.

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