Updated: Readers’ Photos… ‘We finally got rain!’by The AV Times Staff • May 22, 2014Thursday afternoon (May 22) this was the scene in a Palmdale neighborhood off 57th Street East and Avenue S, according to Amanda S., who snapped these pictures. Luckily for Amanda and other residents in the neighborhood, the area is no longer like this. “It drained really slow,” Amanda stated.In addition to heavy flooding, Thursday’s thunderstorm brought powerful lightning strikes. Chris Hill took this picture Thursday afternoon (May 22) from a neighborhood on Lasker Avenue and East Avenue R-8 in Palmdale.Lightning strikes hit power poles near 40th Street East and Avenue P on Thursday (May 22), as these photos show, taken by John Meza.Hailstones fell in Cesar Ponciano’s Palmdale neighborhood during the thunderstorm Thursday (May 22). He snapped this photo around 3:30 p.m. near 65th Street East and Avenue S.