Lightning Illuminates Sky Over Coastal Alabama

Frequent lightning lit up the sky over Fairhope, Alabama, early on March 18, as the Gulf Coast was hit by severe weather, amid flash flooding and tornadoes in the state.

Footage shared by Tyler Fowler shows intense lightning striking near his home in Fairhope early Thursday morning.

“Several” high-water rescues were necessary and many roads were “impassable” overnight, the National Weather Service (NWS) said. Credit: Tyler Fowler via Storyful