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SECOND Cornish home reportedly struck by lightning

SECOND Cornish home reportedly struck by lightning

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 7:25am 11th February 2020. (Updated at 8:43am 11th February 2020)

They say lightning never strikes twice - but it does in Cornwall!

No one was hurt when one bolt hit a home near St Austell on Monday.

However, locals reported hearing a loud bang when it struck the roof in Par.

Now photos seem to show damage to a SECOND property near Penzance!

The lightning was even powerful enough to see trains suspended after it hit a signal box.

house struck by lightning in Par
TWO homes in Cornwall have reportedly been struck by lightning on day two of the destruction caused by Storm Ciara. Photo: Trevor Gilmore

This was the scene in Par, when lightning caused damage to the roof of a home.

Pictures show scorched and missing tiles on Helleur Close.

A man was inside the property at the time but, luckily, was not seriously hurt.

However nearby homes were also affected, as the electrical surge blew out sockets.

Lightning Damage in Par
The surge after the lightning strike in Par was so strong, it blew out the plug sockets in nearby properties. Photo: Dougie Allen

Dougie Allen took these photos of his scorched and damaged plug sockets.

He says the surge was enough to move furniture and take out the Sky box!

"When it blew, the hallway went blue with a flash and it moved the small shoe storage unit forward as the router fell behind.

"It also took out the Sky Q box!"

Dougie Allen

Meantime, Isles of Scilly Parking Co.Ltd captured this image of damage to a property near Penzance.

They shared it on social media as thunderstorms swept across the Duchy in the wake of Storm Ciara.

The weather warnings for gales have lifted, but forecasters say the region is not quite out of the woods yet.

"Storm Ciara's moved through but we still have some very turbulent weather to come.

"Chilly, blustery showers for the next day or so, followed by some more persistant bands of rain later in the week and some milder air. It is going to stay pretty breezy.

"We've still got loads of isobars on the charts for the time being so we are going to hold onto some strong winds.

"There's a bit of a lull on Wednesday before the first of two areas of low pressure start to work their way through; that's going to bring us some more persistant rain".

ITV News Westcountry Forecaster, Charlie Powell

You can check the full forecast for the south-west here.

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