Sudden storm rips through area leaving destruction

During a fast and furious storm whipping through the Lake County area Monday morning, the home of Bud Klossterman was pretty seriously damaged when a lightning strike split apart a tree dropping part of the huge branch structure on the house proper and more of the tree on a gazebo adjacent to the home. More of the tree was thrown into the river.

The wind and rain were just an angry addition to the blasting thunder and lightening. Luckily, no one was hurt in the incident although property damage was extensive.