According to Kerry White, city clerk, lightning struck an insulator on a transformer and power lines were left laying in the parking lot.
As a precautionary measure, White took the city's server down to preserve computer files. The strike did damage a heat and air unit, partially shutting down the building's heat. White said an electrical board on the unit was burned. Monday morning White said that the computers were "up and running with business as usual."
Harold Miller at Warren RECC, reported three poles broken, and some fuse problems put some workers in overtime on Saturday.
The women's jail suffered power outages involving the kitchen and hot water. The facility's hot water was out for a period of time, less than 24 hours, and the kitchen was still without power Monday morning, according to Jailer Joey Stanton, however he expected the problem to be solved sometime that day.
Stanton also said several computers and monitors were lost due to the power problems. The power outage did not create any security threats, Stanton said.
Other power outages around town included Houchens Supermarkets and Hardee's restaurant in South Gate Mall.
Joe Skaggs, manager of Houchens said the store lost one-third of its lights for more than three hours and a fuse to refrigerated units was blown and had to be replaced. As a precaution, employees covered the open freezers with cardboard boxes to hold in the cold air.
The storm knocked out Hardee's power at noon Saturday, taking with it computer files and inventories.
According to one manager, Cricket Thompson, a server card had to be brought from Shelbyville to rebuild the computer files and the store could not open until 6 p.m. Saturday night.