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PHOTOS: Storm Causes Severe Flooding Around Town; Several Homes Struck by Lightning

PHOTOS: A thunderstorm passing through the County has caused severe flooding around town. Several homes and utilitiy poles have been struck by lightning as well, causing brush fires, officials say.

One home that was struck by lighting resulted in flames in the wall. The fire was brought under control shortly thereafter. Utility poles on Prospect and Hudson were reportedly struck by lightning as well.

Traffic lights in several areas in town are out – use caution at intersections.

Chaveirim is urging motorists to stay off the flooded roads. Dozens of vehicles have become stranded in the deep waters. Vehicles can become severely damaged by driving through deep water.

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There are 3 Comments to "PHOTOS: Storm Causes Severe Flooding Around Town; Several Homes Struck by Lightning"

  • Layli says:

    it happened so fast. driving along south lake drive was like driving through a swimming pool

  • mamish says:

    it was a knockidike storm!

  • Mr. Conservative says:

    WARNING! when water on the street raises to the level that reaches the grass, it has the potential to flood transformer boxes (the large green boxes on the grass). If and when those flood, they can easily electrocute anything touching the water that’s touching the box. THOSE CHILDREN COULD HAVE ALL DIED, if heaven forbid water flooded underground cables, transformer boxes, etc.

    PARENTS: keep your kids out of flood waters. the water is not clear enough to see where one is stepping, causing falls that can cause drowning. standing water is often extremely filthy and contaminated with fluids cars leak. standing water can cause electrocution if wires or transformers broke during the initial storm. USE YOUR HEAD!

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