BEVERLY HILLS—Lightning struck the city of Beverly Hills and Los Angeles County around 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 12.

The unusual storm was visible throughout Beverly Hills neighborhood skies and the Los Angeles Fire Department advised residents to seek shelter immediately.

According to longtime California resident Kevin Charbeneau, lightning started around 8:00 p.m. and it extended through a 7-mile radius in the Beverly Hills 90210 zip code area:

“The rain, which we desperately need, falls steady at the moment as the lightning flashes across the sky. I have lived most of my life in Southern California, and these types of storm are rare.”    

Dazzling strikes were seen between 7:30-8:30 p.m., on a 10-mile radius in Beverly Hills as WeatherBug reported online.

According to the Beverly Hills Police Department, no incidents were reported in the area during the storm.

Residents updated their social media posts with videos and pictures of Mother Nature Friday night.

Latest update: At 10:18 p.m., 10,000 residences were without power in the Los Angeles area due to the storm.