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by Armen Jenknavorian

Berrien County -- One South Georgia homeowner had a shocking experience Friday morning. About 9:15, lightning stuck a tree in Berrien County.

The strike was so intense it blew off the bark, destroyed the pump in his well, and damaged several electrical devices in a nearby trailer.

Property owner Michael Griffin, who was working on a building when the lightning struck, felt the aftermath. "All of a sudden we just heard a giant explosion, and then there were fireballs just running across the roof, just all over the place, just a major big huge flash," he exclaimed.

Griffin estimates his losses to be about five thousand dollars.

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