Ken Harris, general manager of SunBelt Auto Saver says, "All of the sudden, rain, wind and who knows what all was going and less than thirty seconds boom! lightning hits the building and it totally destroyed our facility."
Nearly one year ago lightning from a severe thunderstorm struck this building-
Shattering the glass everywhere and the roof almost caved in on top of all the employees.
Jessica Bossio, employee of SunBelt Auto Saver says, "We all were scared, we were panicking, we really did. I mean it just happened so quick. We were like oh my goodness what could had happened to us if it was really serious."
This is the chair that Jessica Bossio was sitting in when the storm hit the building.
Experiencing severe weather first hand left an impression that will stay with her for the rest of her life.
Bossio says, "I'm paranoid. I mean we're sitting in here and lightning will come down or thunder and I'm scared now, I'm like is this going to happen again. Now at home I'm even paranoid because I know what lightning can do. So I'm always on top of my children, don't go out there when there's lightning!"
It's severe weather season in the CSRA and Bossio has some great advice for everyone.
Bossio says, "Get away from the windows, turn off everything just get to the center of the home, to safety because of what happened here. Ya know you just don't know how to act to anything like that."
Harris says construction will be complete in 30 to 60 days and the dealership will be one hundred percent open for the first time since last year.
1336 Augusta West Parkway
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