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Woman indirectly struck by lightning

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EASTABUCHIE, MS (WDAM) -

A woman was indirectly struck by lightning Wednesday in Eastabuchie. 

According to Forrest County Emergency Management Director Glen Moore, the woman was on her porch across the street from a water tower at the time of the incident.  

The water tower piping took a direct hit from the strike, but she was indirectly struck due to her close proximity, according to Moore. 

The woman was transported to an area hospital as a precaution. 

There is a boil water notice in effect for the surrounding area while Barringtown Water Association continues with repairs to the water tower. 

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