Two suffer 'significant damage'
Four properties around the Island were struck by lightning during a thunderstorm in the early hours of this morning.
Fire crews responded to a number of incidents between 4am and 5am.
Two properties in Port Soderick and Foxdale Road were hit alongside two others in Hillside Avenue and Pinehurst Glen which suffered 'significant structural damage' when lightning struck the roof.
Ali Swann captured the moment lightning struck the property in Pinehurst Glen:
Well that was a bit too close for my liking!! Lighting strike at 4:30am. New undies required 😳 pic.twitter.com/yiFCRVLtOC— Ali Swann (@al_swann) August 15, 2022
Ali spoke to Manx Radio:
The Fire and Rescue service says there were nine incidents in the hour in which their attendance was required.
Our engineers are working quickly to restore internet services disrupted by lightning strikes. Some customers are affected in Stevenson Way, Donkeyfields, Victoria Avenue, Royal Avenue, Birch Hill, Highfield Crescent, Blackboards. Our apologies for any inconvenience. pic.twitter.com/CF0ouVm4ZL— Manx Telecom (@manxtelecom) August 15, 2022