VIDEO: Lightning Splits Tree in Half in Saratoga Springs, New York

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Surveillance video from Saratoga Springs, New York showing a lightning strike on June 3, 2014.

Video shows the incredible power and danger of lightning — not only from electrocution and thermal burns, but from falling heavy objects.

NWS Caribou (Maine) reminds people why you don’t want to be standing under a tree! “When thunder roars, go indoors!”


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National Weather Service Caribou, Maine

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