• A stormy Tuesday leads to flooding and power outages

    April 20, 2011 No comments

    Heavy rains and high winds have left portions of central and southern Indiana without power and facing the threat of flooding.

    Much of Central Indiana is under a flood warning until 12:30 pm. Thursday. Hendricks County is included in the warning.

    Indianapolis Power and Light reported 64 customers without power as of 7:30 a.m. this morning.

    Duke Energy says nearly 35,000 customers had no power including nearly 7,000 in far southern Indiana’s Clark County and more than 4,000 in the Bedford area. Other utilities reporter smaller outages.

    Indiana State Police says highway, utility and emergency personnel worked overnight to clear downed trees and power lines from roads.

    The National Weather Service says some areas of central and southern Indiana received nearly 5 inches of rain late Monday through Tuesday afternoon. It says significant river flooding will occur later this week south of Interstate 70.

    Tuesday saw violent weather throughout the day, with a strong line of storms bringing heavy rain, hail and high winds during the evening hours. There were scattered reports of damage, downed utility lines and road closings caused by high water.

    Boone County police and firefighters responded to several incidents including a house fire and two semis toppled by a wind gust on I-65 near the Clinton County line.

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