Woman indirectly struck by lightning

Woman indirectly struck by lightning

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.