Incredible moment that a lightning hits a gas station and leaves a 15-foot hole in the ground
- A lightning flash struck a parking space at a Chevron gas station in Fort Worth, Texas
- The moment happened on Wednesday morning around 4 a.m. and was recorded with a surveillance camera
- The lightning strike left a 15-foot wide and three-foot deep hole
- Authorities report that no one has been injured
- The Fort Worth fire brigade stabilized the situation shortly thereafter
A sudden lightning strike hit a parking lot in Texas on Wednesday and left a huge 15-foot crater in the concrete.
The devastating bolt landed in Fort Worth on Wednesday morning when a cold front flew through the city and caused an attack of heavy thunderstorms.
The moment when the electric moment took place at a Chevron gas station at the intersection of Shadydell Drive and Boat Club Road.
Surveillance images captured the moment a lightning flash hit the ground near a Chevron gas station in Fort Worth, Texas
The lightning hit the concrete ground in the early hours of Wednesday morning during a thunderstorm
In a video made by nearby surveillance footage, the area at the gas station pumps is completely deserted in the early hours of the morning.
Suddenly the silence is broken by a sudden flash of lightning that sends concrete debris in all directions.
Smoke flows from the 15-foot wide and three-foot deep hole.
The Fort Worth fire department says no one was injured by the lightning strike.
The Fort Worth Fire Department has released photos of the damage (photo) that was reported to be a 15 foot wide and three foot deep hole
Shown: the first pictures of the total parking space of the local authorities
Team 2 local authorities arrived shortly thereafter and secured the location.
The situation has stabilized from 5.24 am.
Photographs of the Fort Worth fire brigade show the blown apart concrete lying in a pile of rubble and rubble over the site.
On the photo: a part of the concrete rubble and rubble that was hurled across the parking lot after the first explosion on Wednesday
Some of the farthest parts almost reached the street and are blocked by yellow warning tape.
A large part of the parking lot was closed to pedestrians.
It is unclear when the first cleaning of the area will begin or how long it will take.
The rain is expected to continue until Thursday in North Texas, as there is currently a freeze warning in force.
Authorities used caution tape to close the area in the hours following the lightning strike on Shadydell Drive and Boat Club Road
Texans in the Dallas area can expect the freeze warning until 10 p.m. on Thursday.
In 2018, Texas and Florida were listed as the state with the most lightning strikes.
Allegedly Texas had the highest number of flashes – no less than 2,483,805 – of negative flashes between clouds and earth.
Nolan County near the city of Abilene, about two hours from Fort Worth, had the highest number of speed cameras per square mile.
In 2019, the National Weather Service reports two deaths caused by lightning in Texas.
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