Via Leslie Walker, just outside the United Cerebral Palsy of Huntsville offices is a crazy burn from a recent lightning strike. It goes several yards / meters from the ground, under a sidewalk, to a utility box. The grass where the charge flowed is burned and discolored.
See Leslie’s Twitter post for some video of the effects of the strike. Thank you for posting and providing permission to use Leslie. We hope your utilities still work!
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