Lightning Strikes

If you read my post from yesterday, you know that we had quite a storm here on the home front packed with what was called recurring lightning.

Lightning is a sudden electrostatic discharge during an electrical storm between electrically charged regions of a cloud (called intra-cloud lightning or IC), between that cloud and another cloud (CC lightning), or between a cloud and the ground (CG lightning). ~ Wikipedia

What you don’t know, because I didn’t even know, is that while I was busy falling in love with a new television program there was a cloud to ground strike on a tree right next to my son’s driveway.  Just 5 minutes before he and his family had been in his car right underneath it.

Apparently, the lightning bounced off of the tree and hit the electric transformer knocking out the power to only two houses on the block. His and his neighbor’s.

That’s why today I’m grateful that they decided to pull out and go grab a shake at Mickey D’s right when they did.  Otherwise, they would have been sitting right there under that tree right when it happened and I can’t even imagine how frightening that would have been for my granddaughter to experience.

 

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