Lightning damages roof at Danube church

People living in this area were already being pounded by the snow and high winds of a blizzard Thursday when they heard something odd: thunder.

Deb Holwerda of Danube says just before noon there had been a rain and snow mix which turned to sleet, and as she was ready to leave her workplace at Americana Insurance, lightning hit the Zion United Methodist Church across the street.

Holwerda says a co-worker is also a Danube firefighter, and he went into action to make sure there was no fire. She says no one was in the church at the time.

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