Pregnant woman survives lightning strike
CINCINNATI, Ohio (WHDH) -- It looks pretty impressive, but what does lightning feel like? Kelly Lough is lucky enough to be able to tell us.
It happened at her home in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her husband was pulling the car out of the driveway and she was holding an umbrella, waiting to get in.
"There was a huge flash and just this big boom and I, like, felt it jolt up my arm and out my left arm and out my toes and the umbrella flew and I just kind of freaked out a little bit and ran up stairs and back into the house," she said.
Her husband followed
"She was like throwing the umbrella white as a ghost, and I was like she just got hit by lightening," he said.
She did -- and so did her unborn baby girl.
"We're both perfectly healthy,” Kelly said. “Heart rate, ultrasound -- everything's good. She's maybe a little bit more active but that's not a bad thing."
Kelly says she has her shoes to thank for that.
"They're rubber soled shoes and usually on my way to work I would have had heels on,” Kelly said. “I was gonna throw them away yesterday and I didn't, and I put ‘em on today, and first thing they said when I checked in was that they probably saved my life."
Kelly and her husband bought Powerball tickets after the lightning struck, in case the odds were with them twice in a row.