Hannah Storm was back in action today for the first time since suffering significant injuries in an accidental propane gas grill tank explosion. Storm anchored ABC’s telecast of the 2013 Rose Parade, and she did it wonderfully and even with a bandaged hand as you can see from the picture. The accident, as it is described, is like a terrible nightmare and Hannah is lucky to be alive, yet alone back on TV. We couldn’t be more happy for Hannah.
According to the AP:
Storm suffered second-degree burns on her chest and hands, and first-degree burns to her face and neck. She lost her eyebrows and eyelashes, and roughly half her hair.
Storm will host ABC’s telecast of the 2013 Rose Parade on Tuesday. Her left hand will be bandaged and she said viewers might notice a difference in her hair texture where extensions have been added.
With her left hand, she tore off her burning shirt. She tried to use another part of her shirt to extinguish the flames that engulfed her head and chest, while yelling for help. Her 15-year-old daughter, Hannah, called 911 and a computer technician who was working in the house grabbed some ice as Storm tried to cool the burns.
Soon, police and rescue teams arrived at the house. Storm’s husband, NBC sportscaster Dan Hicks, also had returned home with another of the couple’s three daughters. As her mother was being treated, the younger Hannah calmly said something that, days later, her mom could laugh about.