The storm system that passed through Friday morning packed a lot of lightning. With all that lightning something was bound to get hit. One of those things it hit was Jessica Kearton's Katy area home. She heard a loud boom, the house shook, and she went back to sleep.
" Twenty-five 25 minutes later I heard people coming in screaming for my dog and saying that the house was on fire.. so I came out and saw the roof was smoking."
It's not like her neighbors cared more about the dog than they do about her. She goes to Blinn College. Her neighbors had no idea she had come home for mother's day. Her's was not the only home hit. Lightning hit Julius DeGuzman's Sugarland area home. Nobody was home. That was good news and bad news at the same time. Nobody was hurt. but fire spread. There's not much they can do now but sift through the rubble.
"It's totaled.. iIt's totaled.. We're going to salvage what we can,all the sentimental items like pictures and videos. We're trying to get all those right now."
DeGuzman has a lot of family in the area and says with that support network he'll be fine.
Lightning was hitting more than just homes.. It hit public works employee Jeremy Garcia as he went to get something from his truck at the sea spray facility.
"There were some employees from another company in the area when the situation occurred that provided CPR to Mr. Garcia and stabilized him until ems was able to arrive. "said spokesman Alvin Wright.
Another public works employee was also hit but suffered only mild injuries.
Back in Katy Jessica has some questions. Why didn't she smell the smoke? Why didn't the smoke detectors go off? What would've happened if the neighbors hadn't come to rescue the family dog?
"It could've been a lot worse. I'm still in shock a little bit."