Iowa stormchasers nearly hit by lightning (video)

A really scary story from some trained stormchasers in Iowa who were trying to fim a possible tornado forming, and instead nearly got struck by lightning.

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Via the video on YouTube:

Sunday Evening Danny Murphy and his son Derek were filming a potentially tornadic storm that moved into Denison, Iowa area during the evening. Several beautiful structure shots are shown as well as lightning bolts at a distance….until one bolt hits so close that it appears a leader impacts Danny and knocks him back several feet into their vehicle. Danny is in the hospital as of this posting (9-2-14) recovering from his injuries in a Sioux City, Iowa hospital.

More from the local media, and the video is below.


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