Weather wallops West Hawaii: Home struck by lightning, downed trees reported amid storm

  • Two large trees were taken down during the heavy rain and thunderstorm Sunday in the Keopu area of Holualoa. (Fern Gavelek/Special to West Hawaii Today)
  • Lightning appears to strike the ground near Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport on Sunday. (Zachary Hart/Special to West Hawaii Today)
  • Lightning strikes in two places off the Kona Coast at 7:29:11 p.m. Sunday amid heavy rain and thunderstorms. (Kirk Shorte, Kirk Shorte Photography LLC/Special to West Hawaii Today)
  • A thunderstorm with high winds toppled five shade houses and damaged some plants at a farm in Kealakekua in the early morning hours of Monday. (Ken Love/Special to West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — Lora Robertson and her husband, Dale, were home when lightning struck their home on Kaloko Drive this past weekend.