There 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.
“[It was] like having a bomb go off at your feet,” Gus Bertolf said.
The 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.
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 Nicole Burke is in the hospital after being struck by lightning over the weekend.
At 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.
On 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.
A Long Island man was struck by lightning during the intense storms Monday night, and he says it’s not the first time.
Lightning may have sparked a Sunday morning fire that displaced several residents of a Linden building and left a firefighter injured.
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