CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. -- A Florida couple's toilet was blown to pieces Sunday during a thunderstorm, WBBH reports.
It was a relaxing morning for Marylou Ward, her husband and three dogs, listening to the rain and rumbles of thunder until she heard a lightning strike.
"We got out of bed and came over here and the toilet was laying on the floor," Ward said.
The plumbing company helping to repair Ward's pipes says the lightning struck near the septic tank.
The lightning strike, combined with methane gas in the septic tank, caused a bomb like effect.
"I'm not taking any showers and not going to the bathroom ever," Ward said. "Not when it's thunder storming. And down here, that's a lot."
The homeowners say the damage to their septic system will be covered by their insurance.