4,000 lightning strikes recorded in an hour during massive thunderstorm in Australia

A massive thunderstorm struck southeast Queensland on Saturday, bringing torrential rain, flash flooding and blacking out homes, reported News.com.au.

A police spokesman said 50 people were evacuated from an inner-city building after the storm caused a partial cave-in of the roof of a lodge in the inner suburb of Wilston, near Brisbane. Thousands of homes had lost power.

More on the storm here.

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    Wow
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  7. milliens reblogged this from notfinlandjosswhedon and added:
    Lightning struck so close to me i was lying in bed and i got zapped by it. My bedroom is flooding….someone send help
  8. halloweenpenguins reblogged this from tomeeklystay and added:
    IT’S LOUD AND SCARY AND I’M WATCHING X FILES AND THIS WAS NOT A GOOD IDEA
  9. notfinlandjosswhedon reblogged this from tomeeklystay and added:
    We’ve got a different storm headed for Noosa now, apparently.
  10. tomeeklystay reblogged this from readinglist32 and added:
    Holy shit guys this was that thunderstorm I mentioned. I don’t even think we lost power, but we’re literally within...
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    Once again confirming that Australia is the world’s final boss level.
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    Geeze, Australia…
  18. likeroscoe reblogged this from breakingnews and added:
    I was on the phone to Hayden while this was happening. It’s his cousin’s wedding today, of all days…
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    The place I live XD
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    Piper this is the storm that made my roof leak!
  25. prince-rei reblogged this from breakingnews and added:
    ze place zat i am moving :D