Westfort Landmark Comes Down

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Lightning strike
Scene after the storm. Photo by Kontrol Media for NNL

THUNDER BAY – The smoke stack at the Westfort Elevator was struck by lightning on June 16. The initial coverage of the lightning strike showed how the strike had damaged the structure.

Lightning is Powerful

We often dismiss or ignore the power of a lightning storm. There are people killed and property damaged by lightning every year. 

Another Westfort resident reported how the lightning storm that day damaged their home. A strike came in the basement and the home’s electrical panel was compromised.

Lightning strike
Scene after the storm. Photo by Kontrol Media for NNL

Video by Kontrol Media for NNL.

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