AFTER weeks of baking temperatures, storms have been shaking the west of Scotland, along with much of Britain.
Greenock seems to have taken the brunt of the damage, yesterday (Thursday) seeing widespread flooding in the Inverclyde town – and a dramatic lightning strike which set fire to the roof of a block of flats.
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service released photographs of the damage to the flats last night.
The flames could be seen rising from the roof of the Heritage Court block close to the town's waterfront following the strike.
Fire engines and police were at the scene, but we understand nobody was hurt.
A nearby church was used as an evacuation centre for residents of the block.
In Cowal, residents were kept awake as thunder rumbled through the night but, despite heavy rain, there are no reports of serious damage on the peninsula, although we are told a beech tree in the grounds of Holy Trinity Church in Dunoon’s Kilbride Road was split by a lightning strike earlier in the week.
We will update this page if any more storm damage is reported.
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