Lightning strike causes apartment fire and outages in Charlotte-Mecklenburg

Good morning it's Christine Nelson! So much to tell you about on this Wednesday, May 23. WBTV News This Morning is on from 4:30 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.

Another eventful night of serious weather. Meteorologist Al Conklin told us the rain, thunderstorms and lightning were coming and it did. But for some people they didn't have a place to stay because of it! WBTV Cam Man Ron Lee is live at a local apartment complex where a lightning strike brought some serious heat with it. Plus we're updating you on the hundreds of outages in Charlotte-Mecklenburg right now.

Has someone ever fallen asleep while talking to you on the phone? What if that someone was a 911 dispatcher you need emergency help from? It really happened to one woman after her husband stopped breathing. And we have the audio to prove it! We'll play it for you this morning.

We're following the story of the little girl who's now in a coma after her step-father allegedly beat her. What the Union County community did in her honor.

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