ST. GEORGE — Kristen Stocks was asleep in her home early Monday morning when she heard what she said sounded like a bomb exploding.
A lightning bolt had struck the roof of her home, leaving a gaping hole in the ceiling in the house in the Little Valley area of St. George. The strike came at about 2:15 a.m. during a thunderstorm heard across much of southwestern Utah.
“I ran upstairs and immediately knew it was lightning,” Stocks told the St. George News. “Rain was coming through the hole and everything.”
Stocks said her children, who were sleeping upstairs, were the first to see the hole in the ceiling left by the lightning. The hole was at the top of the stairs in the two-story home.