October 29, 2006
The photo above show damage from a bolt of lightning that tore up this lawn in North Easton, Massachusetts, during a storm on August 21, 2006. It appears to me that lightning hit the cement pad (in the backgrond), and then the energy was transferred along the tree roots. A section of a railroad tie surrounding the shrubs was thrown about 20 feet (6 m), and pieces of cement were scattered about the lawn . Part of the yard looked as though the sod had been peeled back.