The thought of severe weather brings back haunting memories for a young Wisconsin couple. Just last weekend, their lives were almost cut short when they were struck by lightning.
Eighteen-year-old Danielle James and her boyfriend Brandon Wilson are recovering at home after spending several days in the hospital.
The two were sleeping in a tent at the Rock Dam Campground in Clark County when lightning struck a nearby tree.
"I thought I was on fire. I couldn't move my left side and it just hurt," said Brandon Wilson.
But Danielle stopped breathing and Brandon's cousin who is a nurse started C.P.R. She was unconscious for 14 hours before coming out of a coma. Although she feels grateful to be alive, recent storms have Danielle very fearful.
"I was really scared last night. I was balling. I don't want to be outside when it's lightning out," said Danielle James.
Remarkably, neither of the teens has any burn marks as a result of the lightning strike, but, they say they are very sore and emotionally drained from the experience.
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Source: Oahu Civil Defense Agency contributed to this report.