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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Capitol survives lightning strike

Posted By on Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 12:35 PM


Remember that fearsome lightning strike that hit the Capitol dome? Secretary of State Mark Martin's office reports:

Secretary of State Mark Martin’s office confirms initial reports that last Thursday’s lightening strike on the Capitol dome did not cause any apparent damage to the building. Immediately following the storm, Capitol grounds crews surveyed the interior of the dome for damage, and today Butch Hyatt of Roberts-McNutt Waterproofing / Roofing repelled down the outside of the dome.

“After our roofing expert repelled down the outside of the Capitol dome and we’re pleased to report there is no apparent damage to the building,” Deputy Secretary of State Alice Stewart said. “Crews were looking for any cracks, holes, or residue that would cause further harm to the historical structure. It seems that due to the radius of the oval, the lightening sheared off the structure, causing no apparent damage to the building.”

Having had my own problems with spelling today ....

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