More than 5K lightning strikes reported Wednesday

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Wednesday’s storm also produced a lot of lightning across portions of Central Indiana.

In Putnam County, there was significant lightning at the height of the storm.

One lightning bolt hit very close to State Road 75 near Coatesville, startling Ron Walters and his wife, who were out in the garage when that lightning bolt struck right near their home.

“It sounded like a bomb went off,” said Walters, “the biggest I ever heard.”

At times, Live Guardian Radar was picking up more than 5,000 lightning strikes as the storm passed through Indiana.

In the western part of the state, there was minor damage reported in Parke and Monroe Counties.

Some trees were knocked to the ground near Anderson, while the most significant damage occurred in Miami County, where strong winds damaged buildings and even overturned cars in Peru.

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