Dramatic storm sees several Essex properties hit by lightning

Braintree and Witham Times: Dramatic lightning in Silver End. Photo by JC Photomedia. Dramatic lightning in Silver End. Photo by JC Photomedia.

Lightning wreaked havoc across Essex last night.

The county was hit by torrential rain from between 8pm-10pm and lightning is understood to have struck several buildings, including a house in Basildon, one in Braintree and a conservatory in the Maldon area.

Reports on social media suggest the lightning struck a chimney in the Braintree, causing the resident’s television to blow.

Lightning also struck a conservatory in Latchingdon.

 

In Basildon, lightning struck a house causing a fire. 

 

*Did you capture the storm on camera?

Was your house struck by lightning?

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7:30am Mon 14 Jul 14

Spirit13 says...

I saw people driving through flood waters at speed sending water cascading over the fronts of properties. These idiots create a bigger problem than anything.
I saw people driving through flood waters at speed sending water cascading over the fronts of properties. These idiots create a bigger problem than anything. Spirit13
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