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Powerful thunderstorms battered the Albuquerque area Thursday evening, flooding streets and leaving thousands of residents without power.
Bernalillo County was under a flash flood warning until 11 p.m. and the National Weather Service recorded rainfall totals that ranged from a half inch to over an inch-and-a-half with wind gusts reaching 40 miles per hour.
Albuquerque Fire Rescue dealt with several downed power lines and a house fire in northeast Albuquerque, near Comanche and Morris.
AFR spokeswoman Diane Burns said lightning struck the home on the 10000 block of Toltec NE around 9 p.m. and fire crews were called after the homeowner found his roof and a tree were on fire
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