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Golden City water tower hit by lightning strike

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A water tower in Golden City, Missouri was hit by lightning this morning and resulted in an eight inch underground pipe breaking.  Once that surged through the ground they had quite the geyser.

The damage led to some flooding at the nearby Golden Homes Apartments and left City Hall without water.

The manager for Golden Homes apartments tells us the fire department helped with draining the water to keep it away from the apartments.

Fortunately, the city has two water towers so no residents were without water.

"I don't know what we would have done but it all worked out and I was thankful that it did," says city superintendent Josh Bandy.  "It was pretty busy and a little bit stressful there for about an hour and a half I guess."

No one was injured as a result of the lightning strike.

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