These recent storms that have been coming through our area have not only been giving us much-needed rain, not to mention a break in the heat, but also have provided us with some amazing photo and video opportunities. Yesterday's storm was no exception. The lightning crawling across the clouds, and touching down at times was intense. Although it caused a lot of problems for some homeowners, it made for some amazing video footage. After the rain had passed, it left behind a giant rainbow that seemed to be the most picture-perfect one we have seen in quite some time.

I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. Genesis 9:13

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The storm came down from the north and dropped the temperature over 15 degrees almost instantly as it began to rain in SWLA. Then, things got a bit serious. According to the Lake Charles Regional Airport, the winds were sustained around 15mph as the storm came in, and we saw gusts as high as 25mph at the peak of the storm.

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The lightning was intense, and some homes were struck as a result. Neighborhoods lost power, and so did some local businesses during the height of the storm.

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It didn't stop residents from taking a peek outside and grabbing a few pictures of the intensity of the lightning. It's not the easiest thing in the world to get a picture of lighting. So when you do, consider yourself a master photographer. Well, maybe not. Just say you're lucky.

Videos began popping up of the lighting crawling across the clouds, and they look like something you'd easily see in a movie. Some commenters on one video said it looked like we're in a "Stranger Things" episode!

Obviously, you should never be outside or under anything metal during a lightning storm. However, I am glad some people were to get amazing pictures and videos like these! We of course don't condone doing this, but we certainly won't complain when we get to see things like this. It certainly makes you realize how small we are in the world.

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