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Lightning Causes Damage In Mid-State

Lightning Causes Damage In Mid-State

CREATED Jul 26, 2014 - UPDATED: Jul 28, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A cold front caused a round of  severe storms to push through middle Tennessee Sunday night.

The line of storms brought intense lightning. As much as 20,000 strikes of lightning an hour was recorded.

The lightning hit  two homes in the Nashville area and a barn in Wilson County.

Around 9:35 p.m., lightning struck a house on Stokely Lane in Old Hickory. Less than 25 minutes later, Fire crews responded to another home struck by lightning along Nesbitt Lane in Madison.

In Mt. Juliet, a barn off Magnolia Estates Boulevard was hit by lighting around 10:40 p.m. Wilson County Emergency Management officials said they had to rip out a wall to get to the hot spot, but they were able to save the barn.

Some trees were knocked down in some areas, but no extensive damage has been reported.

At the height of the storm, more than 5,600 Nashville Electric Service customers were without power. Power has been restored to nearly all customers, including the hardest hit areas of Madison and Hermitage.

The storms also brought damage to east Tennessee where at least 10 homes were damaged.

No injuries or deaths were reported in the storms.


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