- Posted April 30, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Record Breaking Lightning Strikes in Pensacola Florida
- dsashin, CNN iReport producer
Upwards to 5,000 lightning strikes per hour and at one point a record breaking 6,000 strikes within 15 minutes. A grand total of over 70,000 and these a just a few images I captured right from my front porch. I live in an area near Pensacola, Fl. called Garcon Point. My home faces Escambia Bay and has a great view of the east side of Pensacola. These images where taken in just a few short minutes as the storm approached near 9 p.m. and then lasted until 4 a.m.. Dumping nearly 24 inches of water between April 29th and 30th, 2014.