WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH)– A Waterbury home was struck by lightning and damaged during Tuesday evening’s storm.
The Waterbury Fire Department says the lightening struck the single story home at 306 Beth Lane around 5 p.m. There was only exterior damage to the rear corner where the lightning hit.
Looking at the damage, Michael Lamanna realizes the power of lightning.
“They said they felt it when it hit,” said Lamanna.
It stripped, chard, and melted the siding of his Waterbury home on Beth Lane. His teenage children ran outside.
“It was burning right there here and we put it out with our fire extinguisher and they called 911 so the fire department came out,” said Lamanna.
A few minutes down the road a tree is snapped after Tuesday’s storm at the Holy Cross High School. But it’s an easy fix compared to what the Lamanna’s are looking at.
When asked what he’s going to do now, Lamanna said, “call my insurance company in the morning. A few of the appliances blew out like the air conditioners and the TV.”
There was no fire or damage inside the home.