Fuck I’m happy to be okay
Today, I decided to take a trip to the beach with some friends. We noticed it was a bit drizzly but figured it would clear up by the afternoon. It did, but as we were swimming, we heard loud claps of thunder and the waves got bigger so we ran out of the water. While eating some leftover biscuits, it started to rain a bit but there wasn’t any more thunder so we stayed on the beach.
We’d left our phones in the car as not to have them stolen and proceeded to enjoy the rest of our day technology free. At the end of the day, we made it back to the car and immediately checked our phones. Mine was flooded with messages and voicemails saying that 8 people had been struck by lightning at a beach 3 miles south of where we were.
At this point, *only* one person has died from their injuries. Needless to say, I’m still fucking freaked out by this. I know, we should have left as soon as it started raining/thundering but we all assumed it would pass (which it did) but I can’t help but be shaken by this news.