Pastor and son struck by lightning, survive
In North Carolina, a family is counting its blessings after lightning struck a father and son last weekend, and they lived to tell the tale!
These days, Pastor Mike Scott watches the clouds roll by his home with a newfound respect for the threat of lightning they carry. Last Friday, he and his 15-year-old son were jolted by a bolt of lightning that hit their garage door.
Large hail stones started raining down during a storm. Scott and his son headed out of their home to move a car, but decided against it because hail was getting in the garage.
His son was standing up against the metal garage door when the lightning struck suddenly. "It was like a bright flash, a photography flash. It kind of blinded me for a moment," remembers Scott.
The Lincoln County Fire Marshal says the two are lucky to be alive. Every year, 58 people across the country die from lightning strikes. This time of year, lightning storms are strong enough to be fatal, and car ports are not a safe refuge.
"We are very blessed. I'd say the Lord looked after us. It could have been a whole lot worse," says Scott.
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