A couple in the Perth suburb of Joondanna say they are lucky to be alive after lightning struck their home. Fred Hayman says he and his wife Joy were asleep when lightning hit the roof. At about 5:30 this morning I woke up with this almighty bang, it was a bit like having a stock whip crack right next to your ear, and as I woke up the roof was falling down on us, he said.
Fred Hayman points to one of the ceilings which collapsed in his home when it was struck by lightning causing damage estimated at $100,000.
I knew it was a lightning strike. I used some words you don't use on radio, but I said we've been hit by lightning. The debris actually put a hole in the roof next door, it has got a tin roof, and the tiles put a hole in the tin roof, and some of the tiles went as least two houses away.
The whole top floor here moved, so if the damage is structural, which I think it could be, we could be looking at $100,000 of damage. The Fire and Emergency Service Authority says a Rockingham home was also hit by lightning this morning, only a small section of the roof collapsed and nobody was injured.
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