Pictures From the Storms Published August 22, 2009 • Updated on June 22, 2022 at 6:23 pm From lightning strikes to super dark skies from Carroll County, Md. to Bristow, Va., see how the storm looked around the region. 8 photos 1/8 NBC 5 News A lightning strike in Germantown, Md. 2/8 Brian J. Cochran The storm over Laytonsville, near Olney, Md. 3/8 Greg Keller A view of the skies looking south from Mount Airy toward Damascus, shortly after the National Weather Service issued its storm warning. 4/8 Instagram The clouds gather as the storm begins to pass through Germantown, Md. 5/8 Wyvon Byrd A telephone pole was one of Friday night's casualties. 6/8 NBC Connecticut The pole landed on the front of a minivan in Capitol Heights, Md. No one was injured, according to the van's owner. 7/8 Jose Vanegas The storm in Bristow, Va., about 7:55 p.m. Friday. 8/8 Jack Drooger A rainbow (or two) appears in the sky in the aftermath of the storm in Williamsport, Md. More Photo Galleries PHOTOS: White House decks the halls with 2023 Christmas decorations See how Thanksgiving Day parade balloons have changed over the years & other fun facts Photos: See DC's new Go-Go Museum See photos from the ‘March for Israel' rally in Washington, D.C.