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  • Report: Crew soccer fan struck by lightning

    June 28, 2014 10:39 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Columbus Crew's Major League Soccer game against FC Dallas was postponed Saturday night, with The Columbus Dispatch and other media outlets reporting that a male fan was struck by lightning in the stadium parking lot. Columbus Fire Department Lt. Thad Turano told The Associated Press... more »
  • Lightning Sparks Wildfire on Sabine Refuge

    August 12, 2012 1:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Lightning from a thunderstorm has sparked a wildfire in southwest Louisiana on the Sabine National Wildlife Refuge. The blaze is located within Management Unit 1 or waterfowl hunt unit E, located in the north-central portion of the refuge. The area is bordered on the east... more »
  • Lightning hits assisted living facility

    July 6, 2012 7:06 AM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - An employee at a Covington-area assisted living facility is being credited with preventing a major fire after lightning struck the building. A news release from fire officials in St. Tammany Parish says that Kory Buras, an employee of Village in the Oaks retirement community and assisted... more »
  • Delcambre Boy Survives Lightning Strike at Beach

    June 11, 2012 5:56 PM

    A 10-year-old boy from Declambre is in serious condition after he was struck by lightning Sunday morning. Landen Broussard was on vacation with his two aunts in Gulf Shores, Alabama. His family said a storm rolled in and they didn't have enough time to clear the beach; he was... more »
  • Officials believe lightning may have caused fire

    June 7, 2012 7:33 AM

    GRAMERCY, La. (AP) - Authorities say a plant fire in St. James Parish may have been sparked by lightning. WAFB TV reports the Rain CII plant in Gramercy caught on fire around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. It is located near the Noranda Aluminum plant and is a part of the old... more »
  • Lightning starts marsh fire

    August 17, 2011 10:34 AM

    CAMERON, La. (AP) - Officials say a marsh fire burning in Cameron Parish will not endanger any structures or residents. Cameron Office of Emergency Preparedness Director Eddie Benoit tells the American Press a lightning strike started the fire on Sunday. Benoit says emergency officials closed La. Highway 82 to through... more »
  • Storms Rip Through Eunice

    June 5, 2011 11:51 PM

    Hot heavy days and wild nights, that's the weather recap this weekend. Severe storms came on the tail end of severe record heat. KATC'S Chris Welty spent Sunday in Eunice and saw the damage first hand. "It was wicked for about 15 minutes man," said Charles Daigle. ... more »
  • Thousands Without Power Due to Thunderstorms

    June 4, 2011 11:27 PM

    The strong line of thunderstorms that tore through Acadiana earlier knocked out power to nearly forty five hundred Slemco customers. Representatives say that power has been restored in some areas, but twenty two hundred are still without power in the Washington and Eunice area. Witnesses tell Slemco that... more »
  • Storm Damage in Acadia Parish

    March 25, 2010 2:19 PM

    A strong line of storms tore through parts of Jeff Davis, St. Landry and Acadia Parishes early Thursday morning, leaving a trail of damage. Several Iota families had a startling wake up call early. "I told the wife and the baby, y'all get on the floor, it's coming,"... more »

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