Flashes Light Up Sky Over Fort Worth; See The Video

May 12, 2011

Two posts about lightning in one day may be more than we need, but this view of what happened in Fort Worth, Texas, on Tuesday is too interesting not to pass along.

"I was really scared," amateur photographer Brian Luenser tells The Huffington Post about the footage he recorded. The local electric company tells Huffington that what you're seeing are flashes created when lightning hit "feeder" lines that carry electricity to neighborhoods.

There were hundreds of lightning strikes in the area Tuesday night, Fort Worth's Star-Telegram reports. And there were several thousand power outages, as you might imagine. Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.