Man Captures Dramatic Lightning Strike Near Home in El Dorado County

A man in El Dorado County, California, captured footage of a dramatic lightning strike near his home on Wednesday, January 4.

Video by local resident Isaac LaRock shows the strike close to the backyard of his home. LaRock said he recorded the “insane video footage” shortly before 7:45 pm on Wednesday evening.

The National Weather Service on Wednesday evening forecast lightning strikes and heavy rain for much of El Dorado County.

“Lightning strikes and heavy rain expected. Watch for ponding of water and potential road flooding as activity edges slowly east,” the forecaster said. Credit: Isaac LaRock via Storyful

Video transcript

- Oh, my god.

Oh, my god.

Oh, my god.

Oh, my god.

Oh, my god.

Oh, my god.