The teens, along with their family, did everything right Friday night. They watched reports of severe weather heading into Judsonia and took cover in their storm shelter. But they never expected what would happen next.
Friday, Belinda Smith and seven family and friends ran to the storm cellar as they have done for ten years when they hear tornado sirens.
Belinda says, "We never dreamed this would happen."
After one-hour of sitting in the dark with heavy wind and rain outside, they heard a loud roar of thunder and lightening.
Belinda explains what happened next, "The lightening flashed through the little spot and then it thundered and it wasn't long after it thundered that Rachel went screaming and grabbed her side and bent over, but could not stand up straight."
Thirteen-year-old Rachel Smith and 19-year-old Cameron Brockwell were struck by lightning. Cameron is the only person comfortable enough to go inside the shelter now.
He walks inside and points, "I was sitting right here. There was a chair that was metal and she was sitting right there and it came through and hit me and ricocheted on to her."
Doctors say it transferred because Rachel's feet were touching him. They were taken to the hospital and have burns and internal bruising. Cameron suffered a seizure and his hands have not stopped shaking.
For Rachel, it was both physically and mentally painful. She adds, "I know God wanted me to stay. It's scary to think I could have died in it."
Both are expected to make a full recovery and just grateful they survived the storm.
Cameron concludes, "It could have been a lot worse and it really could have been more severe. Most people say I'm not getting back in a storm cellar, I mean I will, you know if that will keep me and my family safe."
Both teens say they will continue routine doctor visits until they heal.
The National Weather Service reports your chances of being struck by lightning in any given year are one in 700,000.
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