Lightning Strike

Lightning Sparks Fires On Jersey City StreetWork crews said electrical wires above the street fell to the ground after being hit by a bolt of lightning and then melted the asphalt.
New Jersey Home Goes Up In Flames After Lightning StrikeFirefighters in New Jersey are on the scene of a house fire that was started by a strike of lighting.
Lightning Strike Knocks Out Police Dispatching System In Fairview, N.J.One of the antennas on the roof of Fairview Borough Hall has been split into three stems from the lightning strike.
Lightning Strikes N.J. Home, Knocks Out PowerThere was a close call for a Garden State family Thursday morning, when lightning struck their home. The crack of thunder was so loud it caused temporary hearing loss.
Construction Worker Recovering From Lightning Strike Equivalent To Zap From Subway Third Rail“[It was] like having a bomb go off at your feet,” Gus Bertolf said.
Woman Rushed To The Hospital After Being Struck By Lightning In QueensThe lightning strike was so intense that it knocked the victim's umbrella (pictured) to the ground, tore off her earring and even killed the battery of a nearby car.
Long Island Lightning Strike Victim: 'They Thought I Was Dead'Nicole Burke is beyond one in a million. She was directly struck by lightning, but is somehow alive to tell her incredible story.
18-Year-Old Woman Struck By Lightning At Picnic In East Islip18-year-old Nicole Burke is in the hospital after being struck by lightning over the weekend.
Violent Thunderstorms Wreak Havoc On Tri-State AreaAt one point, 20,000 Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) customers were without power. Con Edison had a few hundred customers without power in Westchester. Several outages were also reported in Connecticut and New Jersey.
MTA Report: Worker Error Contributed To LIRR System Breakdown After Lightning StrikeOn Sept. 29, 2011, a lightning strike caused a power surge, crippling the railroad’s signal system and triggering hours of delays during the evening rush.
PHOTO: Lightning Strikes Twice For Lake Grove ManA Long Island man was struck by lightning during the intense storms Monday night, and he says it's not the first time.
Lightning Blamed for Building Fire in LindenLightning may have sparked a Sunday morning fire that displaced several residents of a Linden building and left a firefighter injured.