2 women struck by lightning in Ocean County, report says
Two women are expected to recover after being struck by lightning in Ocean County Saturday afternoon, according to 6ABC news.
The women were struck in two separate incidents, 10 minutes apart on Point Pleasant Beach, the article states. The first incident took place around 3 p.m. and involved a 62-year-old woman, and a second lightning struck occurred a few minutes later when a 54-year-old woman was struck while sitting in her vehicle, according to 6ABC.
Both women were taken to area hospitals and are expected to be fine, the report says. The Point Pleasant Beach public information officer could not immediately be reached for comment Saturday afternoon.
Parts of the state, including Ocean County, were under a severe thunderstorm warning that was issued by the National Weather service. Storms moved through the area with heavy rain and lightning.
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