Things around North Central Florida are calm tonight after a record breaking night last night in Gainesville. According to the National Weather Service, close to 4 inches of rain fell in the area.
Several trees and power lines were knocked down in Suwannee and Hamilton counties.
Last night's thunderstorms also caused delays at the Gainesville Regional Airport.
But weather didn't just cause a problem at the airport here in Gainesville. An Atlantic Southeast Airlines spokesperson says, four incoming flights were also delayed.
Fire officials say the thunderstorm brought more than rain. Megan Crandall from Alachua County Fire Rescue says, "We did have two houses that were struck by lightning and one case an old TV antenna on the roof was struck and that caused just under 10-thousand dollars. Then we had another case where lightning struck a propane tank."
The wet weather may have also contributed to a crash on I75 last night. Two cars were flipped over on the northbound side during some of the strongest downpour.
By Gavin Johnson, WCJB TV20 News
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