RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) -Many people felt the aftermath of Wednesday's storm throughout Central Virginia.
"We were just having fun, taking advantage of the high waters and said we'll go paddling on in the canoe" said Scott Strobel
"It was just like fire and it hit the tree and made a really loud noise, and then the tree fell on the power lines," said Thompson.
The tree that hit the power lines left thousands without power in that area, including Thompson.
In Richmond, Carl Ragland said his car was struck by lightening during the storm.
Ragland said his car was parked in his work parking lot, next to several other cars. He said his was the only one hit.
"Usually with lightening you think of striking trees and buildings, but it's the first I've heard of it hitting a car like this," said Ragland.
Ragland said there was no physical damage, but he wasn't able to start his car when trying to leave work for the day.
"Pretty much every is just electrical, but you can still smell the scorching smell in it," he said.