Shocking moment as lightning strikes boat in Boston
As powerful storms rolled through Massachusetts on Saturday, one person caught the exact moment a boat owner got extremely unlucky.
A passerby recorded a bolt of lightning striking a boat docked in South Boston in a video obtained by CNN affiliate WFXT.
The owner wasn’t on the boat and no one was hurt.
The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a warning for heavy rainfall and flooding in the Boston area Saturday afternoon.
The thunderstorms, which ended at around 9:45 p.m., produced about 1 to 1.5 inches of rain, the NWS said. Flooding led to the closure of some freeway exits.
The shocking video also caught the attention of the weather service, which said it was a “great example of why we say ‘When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!'”