Two suffer “significant damage”
Four properties around the island were struck by lightning during an early morning thunderstorm.
Fire crews responded to a number of incidents between 4am and 5am.
Two properties in Port Soderick and Foxdale Road were affected alongside two others in Hillside Avenue and Pinehurst Glen which suffered “significant structural damage” when lightning struck the roof.
Ali Swann captured the moment lightning struck the Pinehurst Glen property:
Well that was a bit too close for my taste!! Lighting strike at 4:30 a.m. New underwear required 😳 pic.twitter.com/yiFCRVLtOC
— Ali Swann (@al_swann) August 15, 2022
Ali spoke to Manx Radio:
The fire and rescue service says there were nine incidents in the hour where their presence was required.
Our engineers work quickly to restore internet services disrupted by lightning. Some customers are affected at Stevenson Way, Donkeyfields, Victoria Avenue, Royal Avenue, Birch Hill, Highfield Crescent, Blackboards. Our apologies for any inconvenience. pic.twitter.com/CF0ouVm4ZL
— Manx Telecom (@manxtelecom) August 15, 2022