Fire at the NSF Building yesterday related to the storm

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Yesterday’s powerful windstorm had one building casualty yesterday: The National Science Foundation.  The building was struck by lightning early yesterday afternoon, causing one of the building’s three main transformers to catch fire.  The building was evacuated safely and no one was injured, but the building remains closed today while crews work to replace the transformers and restart all the existing systems.  An update at noon today says that Stafford One and Two (their HQ) is still undergoing repairs, and may re-open in time for work tomorrow.

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