Last August I went to the Outward Bound base in Yulee, FL to take a Wilderness First Responder course. Because we were extra folks on base, we were either living off base, or on base in a tent. All throughout the week we were hearing updates on Tropical Storm Fay and her approach to the Florida shore. As she was getting closer to shore they started taking precautions around base. The night TS Fay was going to be crossing the Jacksonville/Yulee area, they had us all take down our tents. Those of us who had been living in tents that week spent the night in the staff lounge house.
In the middle of the night TS Fay paid us a visit. You could hear the winds pick up and thunder booming. Apparently, at some point in the night a tree on base was hit by lightning. When I woke up the next morning, someone from base asked me, "Are you the owner of the black truck?" "Yes." "You're really lucky!" Then they proceeded to walk me out to my truck where I saw where the lightning hit. It hit the tree I was parked next to. And it split the top in half. One half landed to the side of my truck. The other half landed behind it. Not a scratch on my truck. The Dodge next to me was not so fortunate. The front end of his truck had a big dent.