By Al Pefley email
Royal Palm Beach, FL (WFLX)
Rough weather for the past two nights in south Florida. Lightning struck a tree, flattening it.
The family living nearby says it was a pretty close call for them.
Andrew Sossa of Royal Palm Beach was busy cleaning up damage to a tree this evening that was struck by lightning Saturday.
He says he and his 12 year old daughter Michelle were home at about 7 Saturday night, when they heard a loud blast outside their home on Running Oak Lane.
Sossa says he didn't know what happened, until his wife came home from work about an hour later and saw that a tree outside had been flattened.
"Oh there was a huge sound. I mean a huge sound! It shook the ground. It was very frightening," Sossa said.