This is way to funny poor windmill Zap! Unlucky wind turbine hit by storm, finished off by lightning Don Henderson drives around taking photographs of Iowa, but this was a first, what he called "a very unlucky windmill" smoldering in the distance on Sunday. He said a wind turbine four miles south of Zearing off U.S. Highway 65 was damaged by the tornadoes that ripped through Iowa earlier this summer, leaving one blade dangling. Then, lightning struck it during the storms this weekend. A wind turbine four miles south of Zearing is on fire after lightning struck it Sunday. DON HENDERSON He was there Sunday to capture the images of the smoking turbine, and thousands of people reacted to his images on Facebook. After the turbine burned, he said, a second blade fell off later.