They attended homes in and around Selden Road shortly before 8pm.
The strikes were accompanied by heavy hail, and the noise of one thunderbolt was heard for miles around – in Shoreham and even north of the Downs, in Steyning.
One Broadwater resident who was startled by the thunderbolt told the Herald: “It was the brightest lightning and the loudest thunder I had seen. It literally shook our house. We had to go outside and check the roof. It really was unbelievable.”
Updates to follow.
• Were you affected by the lightning strikes? Call chief reporter Sian Gordon on 01903 282377, or email your story and pictures to [email protected]