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Jonesboro neighborhood startled by lightning bolt



Jonesboro, Arkansas – Early Thursday morning, several Jonesboro residents were jolted awake when lightning struck a tree.

According to Sharron Turman, it happened around 4 a.m. July 28 in her neighbor’s yard on Westwood Drive.

The bolt stripped much of the bark off of the tree.

Turman’s bedroom window faces the tree. When the lightning struck, it startled her.

“It’s like two red balls flashed out in front of my bedroom window and then the awfullest thunder I have ever heard in my entire life,” Turman said. “It really scared me. I didn’t get up at that time because it immediately started raining real hard and calmed everything down at that time.”

According to Turman, she’s never seen anything like this in her lifetime.


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