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Lightning, fire & flooding: Bossier City homeowner still counts her blessings

Grace Taylor inspects the damage inside her Village Lane home in Bossier City. Grace Taylor inspects the damage inside her Village Lane home in Bossier City.
BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) -

A lightning strike missed Grace Taylor by a matter of feet.  But it hit didn't miss her home.  Now the Bossier homeowner is counting her blessings and preparing to rebuild her home and her dreams.

"This is horrible," says Grace as she leads us on a quick tour of her kitchen, dining room and living room.  The rest of her two story home is too unsafe to walk through

"This is my dream home and it's now destroyed."

Grace says she was watching TV and her fiancé was in another room, when her home was struck by lightning at around 9:30 Saturday night.

"And all of a sudden, I heard a loud noise, like a grenade dropped or something".  Grace says the lightning struck the upper facade of her home, just feet above her head.

"When I stepped out the door, I could see smoke billowing from the top of the house", adds Grace.

It took fire fighters a little more than an hour to put the fire out.  One firefighter fell through the roof of Grace's porch.  He was soon pulled back up out of the flames by fellow firefighters. 

"Thank goodness he's OK."

The next morning the fire department was called back out to her home when neighbors saw flames coming from her roof once again.  With a grin on her face, Grace says since Saturday night, her home has burned and flooded twice.  The combination of water from firefighters and two days of rain has soaked everything inside Grace's home.

But yet, she's feels blessed.

"The Lord blessed us.  We got out safely with our dog.  We feel blessed."

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