A video circulating online shows lightning nearly blowing a boat in South Boston to smithereens as severe thunderstorms swept through the Boston area Saturday evening.
The video shows a sailboat floating next to a dock at the Columbia Yacht Club when the bolt of lightning suddenly shoots down from the sky, striking the boat and causing a small explosion.
The National Weather Service retweeted the video, saying it was a perfect illustration of why people shouldn’t be outside in stormy weather.
This video from Boston is a great example of why we say "When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!" https://t.co/kLU5KgHBsv— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) July 7, 2019