July 13, 2015

Storms Pummel Central Indiana, Thousands Left Without Power

Severe weather moved through downtown Indianapolis just before noon Monday. - Doug Jaggers

Severe weather moved through downtown Indianapolis just before noon Monday.

Doug Jaggers

Updated 12:52 p.m.

Indianapolis Power and Light estimates this afternoon's thunderstorm has left 33,000 customers without electricity. The National Weather Service said .8 of rain fell Monday, bringing the month's total rainfall so far to 7.26 inches.

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Severe thunderstorms are moving through central Indiana Monday, dumping more rain on an area already waterlogged. The National Weather Service has issued severe thunderstorm warnings for Johnson, Morgan and Shelby counties until 1:15 p.m.

In Marion County, the storms downed trees and disrupted power to an estimated 19,000 IPL customers, as of 12:17 p.m., according to the company's power outage map. Most of those outages are in the Speedway area.

The storms continued moving to the southeast towards Johnson and Shelby counties, where there were also reports of power outages and wind damage. 

After the storm rolled through, public safety and public works crews were cleaning up downed trees and warning residents of downed power lines.

 

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