Worthing hit by freak storm

Worthing hit by freak storm (Stock pic)

Worthing hit by freak storm (Stock pic)

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Firefighters were called out six times in ten minutes after a freak storm hit Worthing tonight.

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service received a spate of calls shortly before 8pm.

There were no reports of significant damage, but callers reported power cuts and fire alarms being set off.

Some phone lines were also affected.

A brigade spokesman said:"We have received a number of calls in a concentrated area of Worthing after what appears to have been a highly localised and unusual storm."

Witnesses reported seeing a "massive" lightning strike followed by a crack of thunder and sudden downpour.

Were you affected by the storm? Email news@theargus.co.uk.

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10:40pm Thu 27 Mar 14

9 of us says...

i was walking to the lloydy with Dimster when we saw a huge white flash and then a real big bang. It was really loud and Dimster was a little scared.
i was walking to the lloydy with Dimster when we saw a huge white flash and then a real big bang. It was really loud and Dimster was a little scared. 9 of us
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10:53pm Thu 27 Mar 14

snot chops says...

Is Dimster ok?
Is Dimster ok? snot chops
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