North Huntingdan Twp. lightning struck the house

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – One person was injured and a house in Westmarland County was badly damaged by lightning on Monday night.

Officials say the house on Sedona Drive in the town of North Huntingdon was one of a number of homes affected by the lightning strike. According to the Circleville Voluntary Fire Department, one person was injured.

Station 8 was activated in the 12,000 Sedona Drive quarter for a house that was struck by lightning. Crews of 8, 1, 6 and 14 …

Author Circleville VFD on Monday, May 16, 2022

“When that lightning struck, I got up from my chair,” Robert Merda said.

His neighbor’s house on the porch was the obvious victim of a lightning strike. The owner said lightning struck a hole in the house.

A piece of rubbish also flew to another house and punched a hole in the siding.

Merda’s house was severely damaged by electricity. But given what happened nearby, he is counting on his blessings.

“Mother Nature is powerful and we are seeing this more and more,” he said.

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