Hail hits woman on head through skylight

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Casey Joseph was walking through the living room of the home she is looking after for a friend when it happened.

A hailstone from Tuesday night’s storm broke through a skylight two stories up; both the hail and the glass hit Casey on the head.

“I didn’t even realize the extent of what had happened for a while. I thought I was just wet from rain and everything but then I happened to walk into the restroom and saw that I was bleeding from the head. It was going down the side of my face,” Casey said.

It was the kind of uncanny moment that EMSA’s John Graham doesn’t like to see.

“You could be doing the perfect, exact thing, what you are supposed to be doing and it still, well, sometimes it’s just that bad luck happens,” Graham said.

EMSA transported over two dozen people in the metro during Tuesday night’s storm.

Graham said many of the people’s injuries were hail-related, even though there are no official stats.

“People just don’t think of it. If you think it’s hailing, avoid those windows at all costs,” Graham said.

Casey Joseph agrees.

“If it had landed different, or if the hail had been bigger, you know, it could have been a whole lot worse,” she said. “You might not think about it but be careful of the skylights. They can do some damage to you.”

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