Church officials in Butler survey damage from lightning strike
Authorities are trying to determine the cost of repairing the Grace @ Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church in downtown Butler that was damaged by a lightning strike during the storms Wednesday evening. Jim Thompson, a member of the church's finance committee, said the falling stones knocked a 6-foot by 8-foot hole in the roof and broke some rafters and support joists inside. A tornado warning had been issued during the storm for parts of Butler and Armstrong counties, but the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday that there is no evidence a tornado touched down in either county. There will be a chance of showers and thunderstorms through Friday evening, National Weather Service forecasters say. The weather is expected to be sunny and clear for the weekend.
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