Devastating Miami storm blasts Florida city with horrifying lightning

POWERFUL LIGHTNING STORM MIAMI

These frightening photos of lightning from a hurricane above Miami, Florida in the USA were taken after the storm left a trail of destruction in the Caribbean.

Chad Weisser, 45, from Miami, FL. hurried to capture the fearsome lightning bolts which would have had most cowering for cover.

Chad took the photos of the hurricane’s outer bands from his balcony a couple days before the hurricane hit the city in full force.

PIC BY CHAD WEISSER/ CATERS NEWS - The storm brewing over Miami.

PIC BY CHAD WEISSER/ CATERS NEWS – The storm brewing over Miami.

Chad said: “My girlfriend woke me up and said you need to get out on the balcony and start shooting, I was amazed how big the strikes were.

“I think it’s Mother Nature at its best, showing us who’s really the boss of earth. I was in awe of the wind, and rain coming down sideways.

PIC BY CHAD WEISSER/ CATERS NEWS - The storm over Miami.

PIC BY CHAD WEISSER/ CATERS NEWS – The storm over Miami.

“We are blessed to see things like this that mother nature gives us to enjoy and for me to be so lucky at that split second to capture it on my camera.”

“I was hoping for it to hit us more so I could have gone out and captured aftermath damage but we just skirted the massive devastation just a couple of hours north of Miami.

PIC BY CHAD WEISSER/ CATERS NEWS - Powerful lightning bolts strike Miami.

PIC BY CHAD WEISSER/ CATERS NEWS – Powerful lightning bolts strike Miami.

“I just moved to Miami from New York City a month ago and so I was not use to seeing storms this huge. My girlfriend and I were like little kids with huge grins on our face.

“Thank god I was up high in a balcony and not on the ground which I usually am but this time I was safe.”