BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — One of our morning anchors captured video of a lightning bolt hitting the main strip of Perkins Rowe. The incident happened shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday between Z Gallerie and Francesca’s, as strong thunderstorms moved through the area.
A frame-by-frame look at the video, which was originally captured for Instagram, shows exactly how close the lightning was! Just as the strike hits, half of the camera screen captures a bright blue-white light.
The next frame reveals what appears to be a rainbow filter.
The bolt is believed to have hit one of the tall palm trees and perhaps the building.
A resident says her wi-fi connection went out and the elevators were briefly disabled.