It's very easy to underestimate the amount of power in a lightning bolt when you hear of people having survived being struck by one.
However when you see a bolt striking (and destroying) an object up close it really puts it right into perspective. People who survive being struck by lightning are incredible!
Twitter user Alby shared a video online of a telephone pole being completely obliterated after it's struck by lightning and it really is something else.
Lightning strike obliterates telegraph pole: pic.twitter.com/8UIsFk3qg3
— Alby (@Alby) July 25, 2016
It's not known where the video was captured but here's hoping the pole took was the biggest casualty in that particular storm.