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Hit on Enclosed Patio/Screened Porch


On July 2, 2016, about 5:30 pm, I was sitting in my enclosed patio in Morehead City, NC, and lightning exploded right above me. Although not hit on my body, the impact has left me mostly deaf in my right ear along with the sound of 1,000+ locusts. Have had an MRI and been told nothing can be done.  I live with the loud locusts sound 24/7.