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May 26, 2011

We had yet another bad storm blow through our area last night right around bed time. This storm knocked the power out to our neighborhood. It is not unusual to have this type of thing happen during storms here in southern Indiana and I had not heard any limbs fall so I went to bed.

Around 3 am my wife and I were jolted awake by an extremely loud buzzing sound – the sound of electricity. When our eyes sprang open we found our room alit in an eerie reddish-yellow color. I ran to the window to look out and this is what I found!

Apparently a power line had fallen during the winds. How I do not know because there are no tall trees near the line. When the electric company turned the power back on, this line was arcing like mad! The grass around the line did catch fire but luckily it did not spread far due to the recent rain. By the way, the cars that you see backlit are ours!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Shane permalink
    May 26, 2011 2:29 pm

    That is awesome!

  2. May 26, 2011 7:45 pm

    Incredible and terrifying at the same time!! 😀

    I’m glad you were able to capture it on video.

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