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Storms cause serious damage Dog killed in lightning strike

September 10th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

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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