Friends and family spend their Labor Day covering roof after lightning strike
NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Dana Di Gioia says she was outside working on a project when she heard the loud crash of a lightning bolt. She says it scared her so much she ran inside.
Once inside, Di Gioia joked with her sister about how close the lightning strike actually was to their home, but the joking soon turned to concern when she smelled smoke.
Di Gioia went outside to look at the nearby trees thinking one was hit by lightning, but saw nothing. When she turned around to go back inside, Di Gioia says she saw smoke coming from her roof and called 911.
Family friends spent their Labor Day working to cover the roof with a tarp. Di Gioia says she's grateful for their help, and the work of New Hanover County firefighters.
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