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Thunder, lightning and rain strike West Volusia
Storm dumps more than 2 inches of rain on DeLand
By Pat Andrews
posted Jun 27, 2014 - 3:13:41pm
Last night's (Thursday, June 26) storm was full of sound and fury. It dumped 2.1 inches of rain, as measured at the DeLand wastewater plant on Amelia Avenue, in addition to constant bright-white lightning in West Volusia, for more than an hour.
The storm began around 6:15 p.m. and was pretty much over by 8 p.m. The Volusia County Sheriff's Office received 25 storm-related calls between 6:21 p.m. and 8:50 p.m., Sheriff's Office spokesman Gary Davidson reported.
Most of the calls pertained to traffic lights out, power-line hazards, trees or branches blocking roads or falling on power lines, lightning strikes to trees, and a couple of cases of road flooding.
A roof fire was reported in the 1600 block of Santee Avenue in Deltona, and plaster falling from a ceiling was reported in the 1200 block of North Amelia Avenue in DeLand.
One injury was reported, to a man on Heartwood Drive on the north side of DeLand, who was near a lightning strike. The man was treated at the hospital and later released, according to www.wesh.com.
The storm left a beautiful memento in its wake: a double rainbow sighted all around the DeLand area, to accompany the clearing skies.
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