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Moberly police say a lightning strike damaged the Coates Street Presbyterian Church on Aug. 11, 2019. (Photo: Moberly PD)

Rainfall record set during Sunday storms

Columbia Regional Airport picked up a record amount of rain during storms on Sunday, mainly in the morning.

The National Weather Service reports a total of 2.4″, which tops the old mark of 1.77″ set on Aug. 11, 1939.

The storms triggered flash flood warnings in Boone and surrounding counties. Providence Rd. just south of Stewart Rd. near the Mizzou campus was one example of a road temporarily flooded on Sunday morning.

A lightning strike did damage to the Coates Street Presbyterian Church in Moberly. No one was hurt, but police closed parts of Coates and Johnson streets.

(This story was last updated at 4:32 a.m. Monday.)

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