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Some still without power in Central Indiana

Posted at 3:05 PM, Apr 02, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS -- Some people were still without power in Indianapolis and the surrounding area Monday morning due to high wind speeds Saturday.

According to IPL, 90% of customers still without power should be restored by Monday. 

At one point Saturday night, Duke Energy said there were nearly 48,500 outages. As of 5 a.m., there are about 2,000 outages in central Indiana, mostly with IPL.

“Our crews are working to remove downed trees, replace power poles, restoring power lines and restore power. We’ve made significant progress, and we appreciate our customers’ patience and support as we continue to work as quickly and as safely as possible," Howard Fowler, Duke Energy's storm director said in a press release. 

Denise Kamm, who lives in Zionsville, had been without power for nearly 24 hours. 

"The house is below 50 right now. It's just been severely cold, and you know being without heat it's not a good thing for elderly people like myself," she said. 

In addition to all crews, Duke Energy has called in additional workers from as far away as Michigan and Wisconsin.

To see the outage map for IPL, click here.

To see the outage map for Duke Energy,  click here.

PHOTOS: Saturday's crazy weather

These are some of the calls the Indianapolis Fire Department responded to on Saturday from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. due to wind damage:

  • 86 calls for power lines down
  • 33 calls for utility poles – down or on fire
  • 1 structure collapse response (Partial roof collapse into vacant condo)
  • 1 Burned person – adult male came in contact with live power line on ground – refused transport – taken to hospital by family
  • 42 non emergent power lines and utility calls - sent directly to IPL
  • 106 EMS calls dispatched 


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