Lightning strikes a redwood tree sending broken wood into the living room of San Jose – CBS San Francisco
SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – It was an explosive, close call for some neighbors in San Jose’s Willow Glen neighborhood on Tuesday when lightning struck a redwood tree in all directions.
Shards of wood smashed through a sliding glass door of a house and straight through the couch. Fortunately, nobody was sitting there.
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The neighbors next door were also scared.
“It looked like a huge ball of light. It just completely lit our backyard. It sounded like a bomb was going off. It was crazy. And then we opened the doors and there were big chunks of redwood all over our back yard, ”said a woman who saw it.
Fortunately, apart from a crushed trash can, the neighbour’s house was not damaged.
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Nobody in any of the houses was injured.
KPIX 5’s chief meteorologist Paul Heggen said the rainstorm that caused the lightning was over, but there is another brewery offshore. We should expect heavier rainfall on site on Wednesday.
He said the risk of lightning is low, but it would only take one blow to cause the damage seen at Willow Glen.
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“Fifty thousand degrees of heat will definitely do that.