|MadSci Network: Earth Sciences|
About 2 weeks ago, my 50-foot tree was struck by lightening. It caused a massive explosion which parts of my tree, fence and neighbors concrete patio were found over 500 yards away. Neighbors felt and experienced the damage from over 10 houses away and a white flash was seen in the sky by cars driving in the area. Our fence and deck were blown apart in places as well as my neighbors windows exploded. We both lost several appliances and other valuables during this storm. We checked our roofs and we both had nails pop out through the shingles,causing a wave effect over the entire roof. We also had the dry wall screws pop out of the walls. Can lightening cause this type of damage and How? This damage was not there before and I am trying find information on how lightening can cause such amazing damage. I have never experienced something like this before in my life. My ears were still ringing 3 hours later after it knocked me back about 5 feet. Please let me know if you have any answers for me and if you have heard of this type of damage before. Are there any other sites that you would recommend in researching this type of lightening damage? Thank you for your assistance.
Re: Can a lightening strike cause nail pops on your roof and dry wall screws po
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