Transcript for Woman Struck by Lightning at Grocery Store
Meanwhile, the scare of a lifetime for a louisiana woman in line at a grocery store. She was struck by lightning, even though she was inside the building. When lightning strikes, we've always been told, get indoors. LaKISHA BROOKS DID JUST THAT, Running into this louisiana grocery store, to avoid an approaching storm. I felt the burn first. Then, the excruciating pain through my thigh. Reporter: In the checkout line, while she didn't realize at first what had happened. She had been struck by lightning. It hit right through, like, the top of my head, down my spine, all the way to my left thigh. From my left thigh, it ricochetted toght foot. Reporter: Brooks is okay. It's not a surprise. 90% of people struck by lightning do survive. The odds of getting struck against once in your lifetime, a mere 1 in 3,000. In this case, authorities believe the lightning struck the store's roof, traveled through the sprinkler system and conducted through a metal plate on the floor where brooks had been standing. Despite what happened to brooks, the best advice remains, when thunder roars, go indoors. When lightning strikes, yike, stay safe and get inside.
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