8 injured after lightning strike at beach

Lightning struck at a Florida beach on Sunday, leaving eight people injured, police said.
1:39 | 07/22/19

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We begin with millions of Americans finally getting some relief from the heat. But it's coming at a cost. Thunderstorm this slicing into the record setting temperatures lightning strike on a Florida beach injured eight people one critically. Forecasters say it's just the beginning of the severe weather threat. This morning the record setting heat now fueling for Roche is storms. Fire officials in Florida say eight people were injured after a lightning struck this Clearwater Beach Sunday afternoon I Sobel lightning strike. Right by you volleyball court. And all the segments are heard people saying that yes people got hit by the lightning a forty year old male was directly hit quite the strike. He's listed in critical condition this morning. Several people rushed to help them perform CPR including this mayor's girlfriend who happens to be a nurse just jump right ants are doing the impressions on the guy in like rotate with other people I hope he was gonna make his girlfriend was a little like right next room on the floor and she was completely traumatized solace is hoping he would make it officials say lifeguards at the beach left their towers due to bad weather. Just minutes before the lightning strike. In the midwest triple digit heat gave way to heavy wind and rain. Levy half a million customers without power in Wisconsin and Michigan this weekend had that hit the house and repaired and amend remarks. These storms are now setting their sights on the East Coast according to ABC senior meteorologist rob Marciano. That front has not moved much but it did get through Chicago he dropped all the way down 76 degrees of some of that cooling is pushing east. But a twenty to thirty degrees cooler with this gonna come some ring maybe some strong thunderstorms. During the day by 5 o'clock DC to Philly to New York some is going to be really having this and the rainfall department.

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