Lightning Strike Hits Iconic City Sculpture

StoryfulWeather Published September 17, 2017 134 Plays

Rumble Lightning struck the New Plymouth Wind Wand, a 48-metre-high “kinetic sculpture” that’s a popular city icon. The Wind Wand had no obvious structural damage, but will be inspected to determine if any maintenance is required, city recreation and culture manager Teresa Turner told The lightning strike did blow out the light at the wand’s tip, according to the New Zealand Herald. The storm also knocked out power to hundreds of homes in the Taranaki region, Stuff and the Herald reported. This video shows the spectacular lightning strike and resulting power outage. Credit: Facebook/PrimoWireless via Storyful