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Lightning sparks at least one fire; rains bring relief from heat

Lightning sparks at least one fire; rains bring relief from heat

Lightning caused at least one fire Monday afternoon as a line of storms brought rain and cooler temperatures to the region.

August 25, 2014 8:45 pm Photos

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Thousands without power in wake of storms

Thousands without power in wake of storms

Jeff Springer cuts down branches from a fallen tree in his front yard to clear a path to his front door at his home on the 7300 block of Colorado Ave. in Hammond.

July 01, 2014 10:00 am
Thousands without power in wake of storms

Thousands without power in wake of storms

A fallen tree in his front yard of Jeff Springer's home on the 7300 block of Colorado Ave. in Hammond.

July 01, 2014 9:59 am
Thousands without power in wake of storms

Thousands without power in wake of storms

A fallen tree in his front yard of Jeff Springer's home on the 7300 block of Colorado Ave. in Hammond.

July 01, 2014 10:01 am
Thousands without power in wake of storms

Thousands without power in wake of storms

Jeff Springer cuts down branches from a fallen tree in his front yard to clear a path to his front door at his home on the 7300 block of Colorado Ave. in Hammond.

July 01, 2014 9:59 am
Thousands without power in wake of storms

Thousands without power in wake of storms

Jeff Springer cuts down branches from a fallen tree in his front yard to clear a path to his front door at his home on the 7300 block of Colorado Ave. in Hammond.

July 01, 2014 10:00 am
Thousands without power in wake of storms

Thousands without power in wake of storms

David Castrejon stops to look at a fallen tree in the front yard of Jeff Springer's home in the 7300 block of Colorado Avenue in Hammond.

July 01, 2014 10:00 am
Thousands without power in wake of storms

Thousands without power in wake of storms

Lightning is seen in the sky over the BP Whiting Refinery during Monday night's storms.

July 01, 2014 6:33 am
Severe storms hammer region

Severe storms hammer region

Rain falls Monday night in Marquette Park in Gary. Several rounds of storms struck the region throughout the evening.

June 30, 2014 11:03 pm
Severe storms hammer region

Severe storms hammer region

Drivers navigate water on North Grand Boulevard in Gary on Monday night as severe weather again struck the area.

June 30, 2014 11:03 pm
Severe storms hammer region

Severe storms hammer region

Lightning in the sky over the BP Whiting Refinery.

June 30, 2014 11:03 pm
Bobby Hodges Leads Dancers in the Angry Moving Waters and Thunder Stage Sequence from "Heartbeat of Home"

Bobby Hodges Leads Dancers in the Angry Moving Waters and Thunder Stage Sequence from "Heartbeat of Home"

Directed by John McColgan with lyrics and narrative by award-winning Irish writer Joseph O'Connor, "Heartbeat of Home" features Bobby Hodges leading dancers in an angry moving waters mixed with thunder stage sequence.

March 07, 2014 12:00 am
Fatal lightning strikes twice in Gary

Fatal lightning strikes twice in Gary

GARY | Two people died and a baby was injured Thursday in two separate lightning-related tragedies that happened within 10 minutes.

September 19, 2013 7:10 pm
Gallery: Storm postpones grid action

Gallery: Storm postpones grid action

The storm that rolled through the region postponed Friday night's football action.

August 30, 2013 11:00 pm Photos

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JOHN DOHERTY: Lightning's danger can't be taken lightly

This week has been designated Lightning Safety Week by the National Weather Service. It comes not a moment too soon, leading into next month, which is the most dangerous of the year when it comes to lightning-related injuries and fatalities in the United States.

June 24, 2013 9:00 pm
Welcome to summer in the region

Welcome to summer in the region

Crown Point firefighters work Friday at Timothy Ball Elementary School after lightning struck the building.

June 21, 2013 4:27 pm
Lightning hits Timothy Ball Elementary School

Lightning hits Timothy Ball Elementary School

A lightning strike sent Crown Point firefighters to Timothy Ball Elementary School Friday.

June 21, 2013 4:01 pm
Lightning hits Timothy Ball Elementary School

Lightning hits Timothy Ball Elementary School

A lightning strike sent Crown Point firefighters to Timothy Ball Elementary School Friday. Firefighters look for hot spots in the roof where the building was struck.

June 21, 2013 4:02 pm
Lightning hits Timothy Ball Elementary School

Lightning hits Timothy Ball Elementary School

A lightning strike sent Crown Point firefighters to Timothy Ball Elementary School Friday. A firefighter uses a thermal imaging camera to look for hot spots in the roof where the building was struck.

June 21, 2013 4:01 pm
Lightning hits Timothy Ball Elementary School

Lightning hits Timothy Ball Elementary School

A lightning strike sent Crown Point firefighters to Timothy Ball Elementary School Friday. Firefighters look for hot spots in the roof where the building was struck.

June 21, 2013 4:02 pm
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