Large tree struck by lightening

Lightening strikes near homes

At approx 4:45 am on Monday July 25, 2011 a huge boom woke up the Bull Mountain Meadows neighborhood near Tigard, OR. The thunder seemed louder then your normal summer thunderstorm. Neighbors awoke to find a large group of trees, less than 20 yards from a home, had been stuck by lightening, leaving a trail of damaged bark leading all the way down the trunk. Bark and debreis littered the lawn, but no one or property was damaged by this stike.

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Susan says ... on Wednesday, Jul 27 at 4:46 PM

The correct spelling is "lightning", an electrical charge during a storm. "Lightening" is used as a noun and as a verb to indicate an increasing change from dark to light or a change in weight. KATU editors should know better.

Alissa says ... on Tuesday, Jul 26 at 9:52 PM

We're on Snapdragon, and it set off a car alarm outside and shook our house as well. We didn't see where it hit either.

Steve Herring says ... on Tuesday, Jul 26 at 9:03 PM

Lightning without an 'e'.

Dave says ... on Monday, Jul 25 at 10:07 PM

I'm on Bristlecone Way and it BOOMED! Where are the trees that got hit? I've been wondering.

kristina says ... on Monday, Jul 25 at 9:00 PM

We are on Wintergreen and had a lamp post struck also. It shook the house! Cant say how freaked out we were

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