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Re: Honey locust lightning strike

Mike Stafford
That is an amazing photo. Aren't you glad you weren't there to experience that explosion.

A number of years ago a friend of ours had a tall poplar tree at the back lot line hit by lightning. Just like the tree you showed it exploded sending fragments of tree hundreds of feet in every direction. Some fragments ended up in their front yard and on the roof of their house more than 100 feet away.

The worst part of the entire episode was that they lost both heat pumps, their televisions, refrigerator, computer, and everything else electrical that was plugged in at the time. There never was a good explanation of how the electricity managed to flow through the ground to their home and overload everything that was plugged in.

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