Storm hits Illawarra region bringing almost 20,000 lightning strikes

Nadine Morton
Updated August 29 2023 - 7:21pm, first published 8:00am

Almost 20,000 lightning strikes hit the region during a ferocious storm that left a man in hospital after being stuck.

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Nadine Morton

Nadine Morton

Senior journalist

Nadine Morton covers emergency services and breaking news for the Illawarra Mercury. She takes pride in regional journalism which she believes is crucial to informing our towns and cities. Have a story? Email her at

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