Severe thunderstorm dumps rain on West Asheville

Asheville Fire Department vehicles respond to a downed power line and possible damaged house on Virginia Avenue at the height of the thunderstorm. There was no fire or injuries in this event. There are reports of scattered power outages. Photo by Bill Rhodes

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12 thoughts on “Severe thunderstorm dumps rain on West Asheville

  1. Dionysis

    Where are the 36 comments about this topic that have supposedly been posted? I see only one (other than this)?

    • Barry Summers

      Oh yes! Now we know – click the button only once, or you’ve bought (15) Collectors Edition KFC Patton Oswalt Bobblehead Dolls, only $19.95 apiece, instead of the (1) you intended…

  2. Dionysis

    “Are you suggesting the internets lie?”
    By Barry Summers

    Just asking a question; now the number of supposed comments is 46. We see articles about politics, art, culture and all manner of topics get (usually) no posts anymore, or at best one or two, yet a piece of non-news (Asheville gets a thunderstorm) gets dozens of posts (except they’re evidently hidden somewhere)? I find it all puzzling.

    • Bill Rhodes

      I have been taking pictures of lightning for years. You have to be able to leave the shutter open long enough and take enough shots to get one you can use. This was a 2 second exposure, I usually don’t try in daylight, but I was stuck on a scooter in the car wash with nothing to do but give it a shot.

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