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Terrifying moment that lightning strikes the highway right in front of drivers during storm

Terrifying moment that lightning strikes the highway right in front of drivers during a storm in Florida

  • Wendy Ferrill was with her husband when they ended up driving through a terrifying storm on on July 19
  • Pair are stunned when lightning strikes the road just yards in front of their car 
  • Wendy filmed the storm and said she ‘never dreamed this would happen’ 
  • The 15-second video has already been watched more than 11,000 times 
  • The National Hurricane Center said Tuesday that a tropical depression was moving north off the Florida coast 

This is the terrifying moment that a lightning bolt strikes the highway right in front of cars driving through a storm. 

Wendy Ferrill was with her husband driving to Fort Myers, Florida, when they ended up in the midst of a terrifying storm on July 19.

She recorded the storm on her cell phone, and the pair were stunned when the lightning struck just yards in front of them.

Wendy posted a clip of the incident to YouTube and the 15-second video has already been watched more than 11,000 times.  

She wrote: ‘My husband and I were driving south to Fort Myers to meet friends from out of town and saw the ominous clouds but figured it was just another typical Florida storm.’ 

She added: ‘I started recording because I was hoping to capture a lightning ‘show’ but never dreamed this would happen! We were on Summerlin road and had just crossed Daniels Parkway.

‘I had waited for over 4 minutes and was ready to just give up when this lightning bolt hit and I dropped my phone in shock!

Ferrill said, ‘My husband and I were driving south to Fort Myers to meet friends from out of town and saw the ominous clouds but figured it was just another typical Florida storm.

‘Fortunately, neither we nor the other driver were hurt at all but I was speechless for quite some time after this!’

Since it is hurricane season, the Florida coast is being warned about thunderstorms as well as sweltering heat. 

The National Hurricane Center said Tuesday that a tropical depression was moving north off the Florida coast.

‘The depression is moving toward the north near 12 mph… and this general motion is forecast to continue through this afternoon. A motion toward north-northeast with an increase in forward speed is expected tonight, followed by a turn toward the northeast on Wednesday,’ the National Hurricane Center stated.

 

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