WFTS chief meteorologist Denis Phillips experienced the reality of the weather that he covers, during a severe weather front that rolled through the Tampa Bay area today. A bolt of lightning struck Phillips’ Palm Harbor home, frying electronics and bursting pipes throughout the house. Phillips wrote on Facebook:
Ok, anyone know a good electrician and plumber? You won’t believe this…talk about irony. House got hit by lightning today! Two big black holes in the front of the house where the bolt went in, then came out. Suffice to say, electronics pretty much fried and pipes burst. See, it CAN happen to you! Ok, maybe not you, but certainly ME!