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Photographer captures incredible images of lightning storm on Central Coast

Now that’s a lightning storm: See Santa Barbara coastline light up

Santa Barbara County came under a lightning storm that was captured by Mike Eliason, the public information officer for that area's fire department.
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Santa Barbara County came under a lightning storm that was captured by Mike Eliason, the public information officer for that area's fire department.

Now that’s a flash.

Santa Barbara County fire public information officer Mike Eliason captured some dramatic footage of a lightning storm over Santa Barbara on Tuesday evening, as much of the Central Coast was pounded with rain.

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Eliason took the shots, showing multiple bolts of lightning dramatically lighting up the city, from Strearns Wharf, according to a tweet.

Meanwhile in San Luis Obispo County, hundreds were without power while the heavy storm swept through the area. San Luis Obispo County residents also saw their own lightning shows for much of the night.

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Santa Barbara County Fire public information officer Mike Eliason captured some dramatic footage of a lightning storm over Santa Barbara on Tuesday evening. Mike Eliason

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Santa Barbara County Fire public information officer Mike Eliason captured some dramatic footage of a lightning storm over Santa Barbara on Tuesday evening. Miek Eliason

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Santa Barbara County Fire public information officer Mike Eliason captured some dramatic footage of a lightning storm over Santa Barbara on Tuesday evening. Mike Eliason

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Kaytlyn Leslie writes about business and development for The Tribune. Hailing from Nipomo, she also covers city governments and happenings in the South County region, including Arroyo Grande, Pismo Beach and Grover Beach. She joined The Tribune in 2013 after graduating from Cal Poly with her journalism degree.

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