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Insane video shows San Antonio meteorologist nearly struck by a flash of electricity

San Antonio KSAT12's meteorologist Justin Horne dodging a tree that was struck with electricity.
San Antonio KSAT12's meteorologist Justin Horne dodging a tree that was struck with electricity. (Graham Media)

HOUSTON – When it comes to weather coverage, meteorologists and reporters will sometimes put their lives on the line to bring viewers the latest information to keep them safe.

Whether it’s falling branches or flying stop signs, one can predict what will happen during a live shot — especially while covering CAT 4 Hurricane Laura!

In the early hours of Thursday morning, Meteorologist Justin Horne, who works for KPRC 2′s sister station KSAT, was giving a live report on air when he had a close call that was caught on camera.

In the video below, you can see Horne reporting live on the air when it appears to be a large flash of electricity that could have been either a lightning strike or blown transformer. Moments after the bolt, you can see an electric current buzz through the branches of the wet tree as Horne rushes to get out of the way.

See the crazy video below!

Luckily, no one was injured and Horne, like a true reporter, kept going.

We salute you, Justin. Stay safe out there!

Update

Horne clarified the flash was from a blown transformer.

Clarification:This story previously stated that the meteorologist was nearly struck by lighting. The story has been updated.