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Richard Branson's house on Necker Island hit by lightning

PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:06 am
by lprof
This has been in the news this morning... apparently struck by lightning during TS Irene.
Sad picture!
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Photo by Gunnar Watson

Edited to add:
According to the UK press other celebs were there also....
http://www.mirror.co.uk/celebs/news/201 ... -23364225/

PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:23 am
by California Girl
OH MY GOSH!!! Speechless!

PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:02 pm
by SOonthebeach
Heard that everyone (about 20 people including his 90 year mom) got out OK and that the lemurs are OK, too. But so sad to see that beautiful house burn, with all of their photos and memories :-( Thoughts are with the family and staff.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:06 pm
by mbw1024

PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:11 pm
by Kentuckygirl
Oh no! :( Atleast everyone is okay

PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:33 pm
by Anthony
Yes here is the story with more details:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/clareoconno ... r=yahootix

PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:48 pm
by msgcolleen
Incredibly sad to see that beautiful house destroyed. I'm sure I saw the Travel Channel episode about that house at least 5 times! :cry:
So glad everyone got out safely and that he has plenty of $$$$$$ to build an even better house! Probably lightning proofed too! 8)

PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:54 am
by Connie
That's such a shame. He was so proud of that house and it was an unbelievable place.

Re: Richard Branson's house on Necker Island hit by lightnin

PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:49 pm
by lprof

Re: Richard Branson's house on Necker Island hit by lightnin

PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:04 am
by jmq
This is what the re-build looked like from the water on 5/30

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