Spectacular Lightning Storm Flashes Above Surfers Paradise

A spectacular storm lit up the skies above Surfers Paradise, Queensland, on Feb. 11. Fire crews were called to the Q1 building after it was struck multiple times by lightning.

The thunderstorm ravaged the coastal city and caused widespread power outages, Gold Coast Bulletin reported.

This video, taken by Cassandra Lowe, shows the storm illuminating Surfers Paradise on Sunday night.

The Q1 building was reportedly left smoldering after being hit a number of times by lightning during a dramatic storm on Feb. 11.

The lightning came as Queensland was hit by severe weather: a man was reportedly electrocuted when his house was hit by lightning and more than 113,000 homes in the region were left without power, ABC reported.

 
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