WINNIPEG – Crews and homeowners are cleaning up after a massive storm rolled through our city this morning.
Heavy rain flooded some streets and even lightning caused a tree outside a home near Stafford and Kenaston to explode.
Josh Behnish lives in the home.
He tells 680 CJOB he woke up around 6:00 Friday morning to close his window, when he heard an explosion.
“I felt this really strong vibration come through the crank, then I heard this loud bang and huge explosions from when the lightning hit the tree. Then my window blew out into my room and I was covered in glass.”
Behnish wasn’t seriously hurt. As for the 12-metre pine tree – it was reduced to a stump and debris flew onto the roof and covered parts of the road.
Winnipeg received 30 to 45 millimeters this morning, with south Winnipeg being hit the hardest with roughly 45 millimeters in an hour.
To the southwest in Winkler, golf ball sized hail fell overnight.
There were some weather alerts for Winnipeg and southern Manitoba but most have now ended.