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Emergency personnel in Atlantic Beach, Florida, are reporting that two men were struck by lightning on Monday after a small but fast-moving thunderstorm moved through the area.
First Coast News reports the men survived but were hospitalized after the strikes.
According to the Atlantic Beach Police Department, a man who reported being struck by lightning off 19th Street and Beach Avenue in Atlantic Beach was hospitalized.
Another man was reportedly struck on the beach near the 17th Street access in Atlantic Beach. The man told lifeguards he felt the charge go from his head to his foot.
He was conscious when he was transported to a hospital. There was no immediate word on his condition.
Lightning is also being blamed for a house fire on Oceanwalk Drive in Atlantic Beach. Police and neighbors said the house was struck by lightning which sparked a fire and damaged the roof.
No injuries were reported in the house fire.
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When an extreme weather situation is forecast, getting the right information at the right time is paramount, whether it’s before, during or after the storm has occurred.