A house in St Peter's was struck by a thunderbolt at the height of the storm.
The fire that followed the strike wrecked half the upstairs of the property, with torrential rain flooding into the rest of the building.
Kent Online reports taht more than 25 firefighters from the Thanet station at Broadstairs and Margate, plus the Margate retained and Westgate retained crews, tackled the flames and flooding, putting protective covering over furniture to try and lessen water damage.
Two occupants, described as elderly, were taken to hospital for treatment for shock but were not injured.
The photo of the Jet Spray in Margate's tourist heyday from the look of the harbour