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Lightning strike causes damage in Portageville

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A lightning strike early Tuesday morning in Portageville caused some damage. A lightning strike early Tuesday morning in Portageville caused some damage.
PORTAGEVILLE, MO (KFVS) -

A lightning strike early Tuesday morning in Portageville caused some damage.

According to Police Chief Ronnie Adams, the lightning hit on East 6th street around 2:30 Tuesday morning.

The chief says it was so powerful it actually caused two holes in the street.  According to Adams, it also knocked a water meter out of a yard.

Some nearby residents reported items falling off of walls and shelves.

Jaquta Stewart says during the peak of the storms, it felt more like an earthquake. Stewart and her neighbors woke up to find wall hangings on the floor, trees damaged and even holes in the road.

Although crews were out cleaning and repairing Tuesday, no one is quite sure where the lightning hit. Stewart says she remembers waking up around 2 or 2:30 a.m.

"I was laying in bed asleep and all of a sudden the house shook and I heard this noise and everything was king of yellow and orange looking and then it calmed down," said Stewart. "It makes you realize how quick things could happen that bad."

At last check Stewart's phone lines were down, and still without water.

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