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Girl uses Facebook to save father during severe storm in West Virginia

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Briana Vance, saved her father and his friends with a Facebook post. (Courtesy: ABC News) Briana Vance, saved her father and his friends with a Facebook post. (Courtesy: ABC News)
HENLAWSON, W.Va. -

Last Tuesday, June 10, a severe thunderstorm tore through a Logan County, West Virginia neighborhood.

Briana Vance, 10, is credited for saving her father and two of his friends’ lives by making a Facebook post.

According to ABC News, Gregory Vance, the girl’s father and his friends, were sitting on the porch in Henlawson when lightning struck a huge tree nearby and sent it crashing down on top of them.

The storm knocked out cellphone signals, and the house had no land-line, but somehow, Brianna was able to access her Facebook page.

“The lightning crashed and hit a tree by our porch and my dad’s almost dead,” she wrote. “He needs an ambulance please. Please call one for us if you have a signal. We live in a yellow house.”

Someone saw the post and called 911.

Paramedics responded and rescued the men. They were hospitalized and later released.

*ABC News contributed to this story.

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