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By Katie Teachout
The Journal 

Lightning strikes Sunday night


Last updated 6/5/2020 at 12:22pm

Brian Bothun | Special to The Journal

Brian Bothun of Ritzville shot this photo of Sunday's storm about 6:45 p.m. at the Tokio grain elevators on East Danekas Road.

RITZVILLE - Brian Bothun drove through Saturday's storm traveling home from Spokane. Heading out about 6 p.m., he saw lightning and dark clouds ahead as he drove west, but did not encounter rain until he got off the freeway at the Tokio Danekas Road exit.

"When I got through the storm and into town, the water at First and Division was about a foot high," Bothun said. "It was the most intense storm I've seen since moving here in September of 2017."

"A lot of the old timers said they haven't seen it that bad. I don't think I've ever seen it to that extent," Ritzville Public Works Director Da...

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