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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) - On Wednesday afternoon the heavens opened and soaked the entire region for several hours.

Good Morning New Orleans anchor Anne Cutler, shot this video, where you can actually see lightning strike one of the buildings in downtown New Orleans.

More thunderstorms are expected this afternoon and evening.



Over the CELL PHONE LOT on Airline Hwy. this morning (photo from Marilyn MatchBox Taylor via Facebook)

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WGNO viewer Dylan Maras calls this photo “Good Omen”

WGNO viewer Dylan Maras shot this photo using his iPhone. He calls it “Good Omen.”


(Photo from WGNO viewer TJ)

WGNO viewer TJ sent in this photo from the Belle Chasse Naval Air Station.

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HOUMA, LA (WGNO) – A Houma woman is lucky to be alive after getting struck by lightning while she was paying for her groceries.

The lightning bold struck 33-year-old Lakeisha Brooks inside Rouses Food at 561 Grand Callou Road in Houma.

Officers said Brooks was standing by the checkout register buying groceries when it happened.  They believe that the bolt of lightning came through the roof’s sprinkler system, struck a metal plate on the floor, and then hit the woman.

Brooks received injuries to her left leg and right foot which appeared to be burn marks.   She was transported to Terrebonne General Medical Center where she was treated and released.

A store employee said the same Rouses was struck by lightning one year ago in the same exact spot.

In a statement, Rouses said, “We care deeply about the safety and well-being of our customers, and have policies and procedures in place that enabled us to react to even the most unusual situation.  Ms. Brook’s physical condition was the number one priority of our Grand Caillou Road store manager and team members.  Our security team immediately secured the area where lightning struck and contacted the Houma Fire Department, which is currently investigating.”

Strong storms cause traffic on the Crescent City Connection and Pontchartrain Expressway to slow to a crawl.

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Street flooding & bad traffic

Street flooding on Gause Blvd in Slidell from Blaire Arvin via Instagram

Horrible traffic on I-10 from Blaire Arvin via Instagram

Driving through the rain and flooding. #eek! #rain #flooding #slidell

#rain #storming #flashfloodwarning #slidell (from @AlysiaRantisi)

Strong storms moving in our area spawned this waterspout in Lake Pontchartrain. CNN iReporter Gerard Braud took this picture from his front porch which overlooks the lake.

Gerard says waterspouts — while not uncommon in the lake — still fascinate him. No injuries or damage from the waterspout was reported.


Showers in the city

WGNO viewer Colt Plauche sent us this photo of rain moving through New Orleans.


Showers in the city (photo from Colt Plauche)