Lightning Does Strike Twice: Home Suffers Minor Damage, Again

March 30, 2018

Lightning really does strike twice — a home in Davisville was struck by lightning Thursday evening, the second time in the past three years.

The home on Meadows Lane just off Highway 97 sustained very minor damage in Thursday’s strike about 6:30 p.m..  Light smoke was reported in the home but any fire was out when firefighters arrived.

In May 2015, the same home was hit by lightning, reportedly damaging a fan motor in the home’s heating and cooling system.

There were no injuries in either incident.

The Walnut Hill, Molino, McDavid and Century Stations of Escambia Fire Rescue, the Nokomis (AL) Volunteer Fire Department and the Atmore Fire Department were dispatched to the call. Many of the units were canceled prior to arrival.

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Comments

2 Responses to “Lightning Does Strike Twice: Home Suffers Minor Damage, Again”

  1. C on March 30th, 2018 11:16 am

    I second what FL Girl said and more, check your ground stake clamp that actually connects the wire to your ground rod. The clamps do corrode over time and they will get loose. A loose ground clamp is a useless one. You can buy a new one at home depot for less than $10

  2. FL Girl on March 30th, 2018 8:24 am

    Homeowners, please check the ground wire from your electic box. After lightning zapped my heat pump 3 different times, I asked our local Electric Co. to check why this was happening. Turns out the ground wire had broken underground. They repaired it and did other things to prevent it from happening again. No more lightning hits!





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