Originally Posted by WestCoastOffensive
I live 4 miles south of this bridge. I can see the SF span from my front door; I look right at it. I opened my door for my cat as this very strike happened. The flash was ferocious; I have never been 4 miles from anything that vicious. The clap rolled the house like a 40mph gust. There were about 3 more enormous claps (like shotgun blasts to the ear; bombs going off) within about the same distance and it really got to me; I was thinking this is what war must be like.
Good thing I was drinking.
yes often soldiers describe war as being very similar to letting a car out during a thunderstorm 4 miles away.