Alderney homes suffer power loss after lightning strikes

LIGHTNING bolts struck two chimneys and wiped out power to half a dozen properties in Alderney yesterday morning.

Lightning bolts struck two chimneys and wiped out power to half a dozen properties in Alderney yesterday morning. 1280754
Lightning bolts struck two chimneys and wiped out power to half a dozen properties in Alderney yesterday morning. 1280754

LIGHTNING bolts struck two chimneys and wiped out power to half a dozen properties in Alderney yesterday morning.

The 7am storm also blew out phone lines, modems and electrical gadgets around the island.

At Essex Castle, which is set on a hill, lightning struck a brick chimney.

Tens of thousands of volts surged along cables and down into properties below.

Residents spoke of a deafening blast, sparks and a smell of burning.

Mark Barrier, a builder, said he, his partner and their animals were lucky to be uninjured after a bolt travelled down a blocked chimney and towards a cat cage on the floor.

Comments for: "Alderney homes suffer power loss after lightning strikes"

BECKS

What have you naughty people in Fort Essex been up to to warrant the wrath of the Gods?

Cos

and why was there a cat cage on the floor, was it for a Black Cat???

Toby

Apparently they were all in favor of Sunday trading .....

Conundrum

Any photos of the wiring damage?

You know its a bad storm when the 3G Internet drops out.