Lightning strikes woman inside Houma supermarket

Lightning strikes woman inside Houma supermarket

Lightning strikes woman inside Houma supermarket

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Posted on July 15, 2013 at 8:40 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 16 at 8:53 AM

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HOUMA, La. -- A Houma woman received a jolt in the checkout line of a Rouse's Supermarket Monday afternoon; the jolt was a lightning strike that hit Lakeisha Brooks, 33, inside the store.

Brooks was paying for her items about 2 p.m. when a flash of lightning hit her inside the store at 561 Grand Caillou Road.

When Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office deputied arrived at the store, "officers noticed the victim received injuries to her left leg and right foot which appeared to be burn marks," Chief Todd Duplantis said.  

Brooks was taken to Terrebonne General Medical Center by Acadian Ambulance, where she was treated and released. Her condition is improving, according to the sheriff's office.   

A foot-wide blackened tile by a register marked the strike, the Houma Courier reported, but store remained open after the strike with customers continuing to shop throughout the day.

According to the sheriff's office, the lightning struck the building roof, conducted through the sprinkler system and struck a metal plate on the floor, ultimately striking Brooks.

 

 

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