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Storms cause serious damage Dog killed in lightning strike

Staff Report • Sep 10, 2009 at 12:00 AM

It sounded like two trains colliding just outside the house.

When Dwayne Ellwood stepped outside his home on Happy Valley Road to see what had happened, he could see his 10-month-old St. Bernard/black Labrador-mix, Brutus, lying motionless on the ground next to a tree that had just been struck by lightning during a powerful storm that swept through the area early Wednesday morning.

Brutus was chained up to a tree outside the home. The lightning struck the tree and traveled through the chain, killing the dog.

Read the full story at the Johnson City Press' web site.

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