Video: direct lightning strike to an oil reservoir during a winter thunderstorm

Before failing, the surveillance camera managed to record the rarest footage.

Videos that capture the moment of a lightning strike in an oil reservoir are rare in their own right. If the atmospheric discharge happened in winter, then they can be called unique. Lightning instantly disabled three of the four surveillance cameras in the tank farm. The latter managed to make this record, and also got disconnected:

These shots saved the owner of the tank farm $ 500 thousand. The insurance company did not believe that the fire arose from a thunderstorm, because it believed that this phenomenon was impossible in winter. Only the video convinced it to refund the damage.

As you can see, the storage tank caught fire from a lightning strike almost instantly. Do you want to learn how to safely protect oil tanks from lightning? Read the material “The project of grounding and lightning protection for oil tanks”