It was a busy night for public safety agencies in the city of Lakeville on Tuesday.
Crews had to deal with routine patrols and typical calls for service, but they also had to respond to three house fires due to lightning strikes and help motorists stranded by flash floods as a severe thunderstorm rolled through town at about 5 p.m.
The family of Jay and Katie Griffin were displaced from their home after a fire severely damaged their home on Jacaranda Way off Jaguar Avenue and everything in it, according to a GoFundMe page started to help the family.
The page noted that Jay, Katie and the three Griffin brothers got out of the house safely along with their dog.
As of Tuesday night, the campaign had raised $1,440 toward its $10,000 goal.
Six Lakeville homes were affected due to electrical surges during the storm, but no one was injured in any of the incidents, according to news reports.
There were also instances of flash flooding on roadways in Lakeville that stranded motorists who had to be pulled from high waters.
Several cars were stranded along Dodd Road east of Lakeville North High School, and motorists were also caught in flooding along Ipava Avenue near 192nd Street.
Local residents said they hadn’t recalled seeing flooding like this in these areas, according to news reports.
No one was injured in the incidents.