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Man's incredibly close call with lightning

Watch: Man's Close Call With Lightning Caught on Camera

Chad Greenlees was filming the Denver-area thunderstorm on Monday evening when he captured a lightning bolt hitting his neighborhood, dangerously close to striking him himself. The bolt left the husband and father paralyzed for a few minutes.

"I was incoherent, my ear still really hurts and rings still," Greenlees said.



The storm left more than 11,000 people without power on Monday evening, but by Tuesday night almost all of the previous homes with outages had been restored.

Several FOX31 Denver viewers sent in photos of the storm that also left other residents in Arvada cleaning up tree limbs and hail damage.

Along 72nd Street in West Arvada, roofing repair contractors spent Tuesday going door-to-door to offer cleanup services.

Other damage included trees falling onto cars and some homeowners saw minor flooding.

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runswthscisors40 July 10 2014 at 2:04 PM

Stupid is, as stupid does..........

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jvt1984 July 10 2014 at 4:35 PM

We caught a double rainbow on camera the other day. I would recommend that instead of lightning.

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William July 10 2014 at 7:01 PM

Those kind of storms are common here in AZ. No big thing, except we stay inside.

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monkey boy July 11 2014 at 12:47 AM

Somewhere, a village is missing its idiot

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liondog96 July 11 2014 at 4:17 AM

Amazing video. It's called what? Lightning. Man, I learn something new everyday.

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