Chat about anything not specifically aviation related
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Was anyone else struck by that storm today? Absolutely incredible! Sounded like someone dragging tables around upstairs at work but then realised it was thunder. Quadrouple barrel flashes of forked lightning, and literally rumbles of thunder every 2 to 3 seconds. Within 30 minutes the power was out, the sky almost black and the car park was a lake. One member of staff was up to her knees in water reaching her car. Never seen anything even remotely like it!
We got stuck right in the middle of it. We were driving from north Wales and onto the M6 for Lancaster when the heavens opened up. I quickly let the car coast to about 20mph as with everybody else the wipers on full and still had a hard time seeing out the windshield. There must have been at least an inch of water on te road. Scary but fun times.
My neighbours house was hit by lightning - apparently the chimney exploded and there are bits of it all over the road. Every electrical item in their house has been bricked. Whats worrying is its a semi so mine will most likely be the same. The problem now is i'm stuck out here (Kandahar) for the next ten weeks before I can get home and do anything about it....