Tiverton home doubling as a daycare struck by lightning twice during Monday storm



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TIVERTON, Rhode Island — A house on Main Road in Tiverton was struck by lightning twice as an early morning storm rolled through the area.

Tiverton Fire Chief Robert Floyd tells WPRI-TV that people were inside the home during Monday morning's storm, which also runs as a daycare. No one was injured.

One of the strikes blew out the home's power. National Grid responded to the scene and disconnected power, which has since been restored.

Floyd says lightning strikes are common in the area because homes are located on a hill. He says a total of four houses were struck.

Daycare owner Jean Bento says the children didn't like the loud thunder.

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