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Event Details

Event Lightning
State TENNESSEE
County/Area DEKALB
WFO OHX
Report Source Newspaper
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-07-04 20:45:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 1SSW ALEXANDRIA
Begin Lat/Lon 36.06/-86.04
End Date 2009-07-04 20:45:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 10.00K
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative As a cold frontal system moved into Middle Tennessee from western portions of the state and upper level disturbances moved across the mid state in northwesterly upper level flow, thunderstorms formed across the area during the evening hours. Some of these thunderstorms produced damaging thunderstorm winds with two reports of lightning strikes causing damage also.
Event Narrative A house fire was the result of a lightning strike at 128 Smith Lane. The bolt of lightning struck the side of the house. The bolt hit the phone and electric lines and actually blew a two-foot wide by six-inch deep hole in the yard. Several fire crews arrived on the scene and found the home with thick smoke and fire smoldering in the walls of the home. Firefighters used axes and saws to cut the walls out in order to reach the blaze. Though the home suffered some smoke and water damage, the house and all of its contents were saved. No injuries were reported during the incident.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 31.00K 0.00K
INDIAN MOUND STEWART CO. TN 07/04/2009 18:12 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
SALEM MONTGOMERY CO. TN 07/04/2009 18:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
CAMDEN BENTON CO. TN 07/04/2009 19:00 CST-6 Lightning 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
ALEXANDRIA DEKALB CO. TN 07/04/2009 20:45 CST-6 Lightning 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 31.00K 0.00K