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Lightning strike on Perry Rise
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Snazy


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28-06-2014 05:31 PM

I heard from a friend that a house on Perry Rise was struck by the one lightning strike we had this afternoon, accompanied with a HUGE boom of thunder.
Apparently the chimney came away, and the roof was damaged.
No injuries were reported.
Pic courtesy of Vanessa

   

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shaman


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28-06-2014 06:53 PM

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Applespider


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28-06-2014 07:15 PM

Wow! I hope that the people who live there are unharmed although I'm guessing a little shocked!

That was a huge crack of thunder this afternoon. I know I jumped!

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rshdunlop


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28-06-2014 07:19 PM

That is one street over from me. I happened to be looking out the window in that direction at the time. The flash was so bright I was momentarily blinded and stayed a bit blinded for a good hour. The sound from the thunder was absolutely phenomenal too. I think that's the closest and biggest lightning strike I've ever experienced. Although not as close as the poor people in that house!

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Snazy


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28-06-2014 07:27 PM

Great pic, just had a look on Google Maps to see the original size of the stack, its taken quite the beating.

Apologies for the pixilate pics, I just chopped them up quickly to meet upload regs.

   

Apparently no one was in at the time, so I am told.

rsh, I once experienced a ridiculously close strike while in Florida, close enough for the crack and crackle, scary but also very pretty stuff.

Cant help but sharing this video I shot, silent lightning in Florida, went on for over an hour, not a single sound.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xbga86c6XQg

This post was last modified: 28-06-2014 07:33 PM by Snazy.

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rshdunlop


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29-06-2014 10:32 AM

First job this morning - reset my security lights on that side of the house. The light sensor must have been scrambled by the flash, they stayed on all night and were still on this morning.

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Perryman


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29-06-2014 04:39 PM

Is this one of the houses near the church?
I'd go have a nose around, but it is raining..

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Scotslass


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29-06-2014 05:40 PM

No, it's almost opposite the pub

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Perryman


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29-06-2014 08:44 PM

Thanks Scotslass .
Further away than it seemed.

Makes me wonder what was so attractive about that particular stack.
Maybe the flu was steel lined, and earthed - making it a lightning conductor?

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mcbain23


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01-07-2014 11:03 AM

Made our windows vibrate up on Blythe Hill!

My 3 yo said.. can we have another one please Smile

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