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Jemison man captures footage of lightning strike near home

Source: Michael Ray Source: Michael Ray
JEMISON, AL (WBRC) -

A Jemison man experienced a close call with lightning on Saturday.

Michael Ray captured video of a lightning strike when a strong storm moved over his house. Ray says his family is safe, but the strike damaged several electronics in his house, including all television sets.

At the time of the strike, there were no severe thunderstorm warnings in place. However, severe thunderstorm warnings are issued based on the wind speeds of 58 mph or greater and hail an inch in diameter.

It’s important to remember that all thunderstorms contain lightning, which can strike up to 15 miles away. So when thunder roars remember to go indoors. 

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