Airport Worker Survives Lightning Strike

An airport employee survived a close call with mother nature Wednesday night in Greenville. Authorities believe the woman was struck by lightning.

Pitt-Greenville Airport Director Jerry Vickers says the housekeeping employee was reporting to work around 6:00 p.m., during the height of a severe thunderstorm going through Greenville.

Vickers says the employee was walking toward the building with her umbrella and when she got to the glass and aluminum door she felt a burst and saw a flash of light.

Fire-Rescue transported the woman to Pitt County Memorial Hospital where she was kept for several hours as a precaution.

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