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A video out of Phoenix, Arizona, shows lightning striking the ground startlingly close to a local reporter as he prepared to go on camera.

Matt Rodewald, who works for Phoenix’s Fox affiliate, was covering the monsoon storms in the area on Wednesday. Just before he began his live report, the lightning hit. According to a tweet from the station, it knocked out power in the vicinity, which you can see in the clip.

In a remarkable display of calm, he still did his segment.

SCARY! Our reporter @Matt_Fox10 was getting ready for a live report on the monsoon storm last night when lightning suddenly struck nearby and knocked out power in the area. ⚡️😱 #monsoon #lightning #phoenix #arizona #fox10phoenix pic.twitter.com/YYewTMkqfB

— FOX 10 Phoenix (@FOX10Phoenix) August 29, 2019 Read more…

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