Lightning hitting a building has to be one of the loudest things I have ever heard!
Couple of wweeks ago on the 27th it hit my office building...it was a really loud pop and the whole inside lit up blue...it was crazy..luckily noone was hurt but it fried our whole network, all of our servers, half our computers, the alarm system, phone system, and a copier
Smoke filled the hallway and my room...it smelled like an electrical fire (which stinks really bad) but nothing caught on fire
I now have a brand new Vista computer(awe crud) and we are almost to where we are 100% functional again!
It was loud...i think my ears rang for 2 hours afterwards...anyone else ever been in a building with a metal roof that got hit by lightning???? Or near something that was