A United States of America resident named Romulus McNeill nearly got struck by lightning at ‘Academy for Technology and Academics’ in South Carolina, and it was under heavy rain.
The lightning’ struck just a few inches away from McNeill while he was walking through the way to the school’s exit gate, as he works as a counselor in the school.
The whole incident was captured by a camera set-up in the school’s compound and McNeill was quoted as saying; “It was raining cats and dogs earlier and it kind of had a little lull in it and I said I’ll try and get out right then and it didn’t work out that way. It wasn’t that easy,”
He continued, saying; “I saw light; I tried to get up out of there like the roadrunner,”
“I don’t want that to happen to nobody else. It was crazy.”
McNeill revealed he doesn’t know the exact place the bolt actually hit, but the video shows that it hit the grass which was right next to him on the sidewalk.
He also revealed that he felt a buzz and jolt when the lightning struck right next to him.
A chief Meteorologist who first received the video was quoted as saying; “Either way it is possibly deadly and he’s lucky to be alive,”, “The bottom line is lightning can strike 10 to 15 miles outside of a thunderstorm,”, “So if you can hear thunder or you can see lightning, you’re not safe.”
It’s highly advised that people should remain stay whenever there’s a thunderstorm.
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