A Bay Area woman struck by lightning during a rainstorm Monday has apparently escaped serious injury, with her only side effects being sore teeth and a metallic taste in her mouth.
Emily Davis, 31, was crossing Adeline Street in Berkeley when the lightning struck. After hearing the rumble of thunder, she mistook the bolt that hit her umbrella — before coursing through to her arm — for a camera flash.
"I couldn't control it for five minutes," she said.
Lightning, though, apparently strikes twice in Davis' family. She told NBC that her great-great-great-grandfather died after lightning hit him while sitting on a horse in Missouri.
Also on Monday, five airline pilots reported that their planes were struck by lightning as rain fell in the Bay Area, a spokesman for the