Lightning Strike

Crews replace asphalt in Jersey City, N.J., on June 15, 2015 after power lines struck by lightning fell onto the roadway and melted the previous patch of asphalt. (Credit: CBS2)

Lightning Sparks Fires On Jersey City Street

Work crews said electrical wires above the street fell to the ground after being hit by a bolt of lightning and then melted the asphalt.


Freehold home destroyed by lightning strike (CBS 2)

New Jersey Home Goes Up In Flames After Lightning Strike

Firefighters in New Jersey are on the scene of a house fire that was started by a strike of lighting.


Antenna atop Fairview Borough Hall that was struck by lightning, August 22, 2013. (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

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.


A broken mirror and charred wall in the bathroom of a Rockaway home following a lightning strike (credit: CBS 2)

Lightning Strikes N.J. Home, Knocks Out Power

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.


Lightning strike survivor

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.


The lightning strike was so powerful, the victim had her umbrella knocked out of her hand and earring torn off her ear. (credit: CBS 2)

Woman Rushed To The Hospital After Being Struck By Lightning In Queens

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 (credit: CBS 2)

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.


Heckscher State Park (file / credit: DanTD via Wikipedia)

18-Year-Old Woman Struck By Lightning At Picnic In East Islip

18-year-old Nicole Burke is in the hospital after being struck by lightning over the weekend.


Four lightning bolts strike New Jersey amid storms on June 25, 2012. (credit: Andy Rostron)

Violent Thunderstorms Wreak Havoc On Tri-State Area

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.


Delays listed following a lightning strike on Sept. 29, 2011 that crippled the Long Island Rail Road (credit: CBS 2)

MTA Report: Worker Error Contributed To LIRR System Breakdown After Lightning Strike

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.


Photo of Philip Colacioppo/Mona Rivera

PHOTO: Lightning Strikes Twice For Lake Grove Man

A Long Island man was struck by lightning during the intense storms Monday night, and he says it’s not the first time.


Police say lightning may be responsible for a Sunday fire in Linden. (AP/Mike Groll)

Lightning Blamed for Building Fire in Linden

Lightning may have sparked a Sunday morning fire that displaced several residents of a Linden building and left a firefighter injured.

CBS 2–08/01/2010