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Huge lightning fireball caught on camera as it traveled down power lines, missing a home by just inches
100 kilometer winds left 350,00 in Quebec without power
Huw Griffiths took footage of a huge fireball nearly missing his home
‘There’s only so much we can do when we have to fight against the elements,' said a spokesperson for Hydro-Quebec
A huge fireball caused by lightning during a windstorm which left thousands of people without power narrowly missed a home by inches
Huw Griffiths captured the terrifying moment his home was nearly hit by a fireball in Lachine, Montreal, on Friday.
Around 350,000 Hydro-Quebec customers lost power in total and 80,000 were still without power by 7pm on Friday.
Patrice Lavoie, a spokesperson for Hydro-Quebec, told Global news that, ‘There’s only so much we can do when we have to fight against the elements. ‘
Recovery teams must wait until the storm is over before they can go back into the area.
‘What gave the severe winds, the damaging winds, was the rapidly rising pressure behind this intense weather system front,’ said meteorologist Michael Elliot.
Hyrdo-Quebec’s Twitter page has been announcing updates on the storm.
‘In those cases, our teams have to go over there, remove branches from the network, in some cases, we have also trees that have fallen on the networks,’ said Lavoie.
Ball lightning has been seen to float across land or through buildings and can even bounce down the aisles of aircraft.
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