INDIANAPOLIS — A tornado watch was in effect for several counties in Central Indiana on Wednesday night.
The watch was issued around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Below are updates of the storms.
#IFD Dispatch received over 230 calls between 8:30 pm & 9:30 pm as Mother Nature’s aggressive storm hit Marion County tonight. While 15 were for possible residence 🔥’s others reported trees & power lines down, utility poles & lightning strikes ⚡️#StrongWork pic.twitter.com/VPGNGzoUEg— IFD NEWS (@IFD_NEWS) April 9, 2020
There are reports of several snapped poles in Hamilton County. If you have to drive tonight, make sure you are being careful and don't drive over downed lines.
Numerous poles snapped along Ditch Road in Westfield. pic.twitter.com/9k3Tt4X0cL— Hamilton County Emergency Management (@HamiltonCoEOC) April 9, 2020
STORM DAMAGE UPDATE:— Westfield, Indiana (@CityofWestfield) April 9, 2020
Duke Energy reports 39 poles down in Westfield. Crews are on the scene. Restoring power will take significant time —sometime tomorrow at the earliest. We will provide updates as available.
As of 10:45 p.m., more than 100,000 Duke and IPL customers are without power.
There is storm damage reported at Water and Jefferson streets in downtown Franklin. Trees and power lines down are being reported in Johnson County.
View from Carmel Fire Engine 341 responding to a call during storm. (Courtesy: Tim Griffin/— Rafael Sánchez (@RafaelOnTV) April 9, 2020
Carmel Fire Dept. ) pic.twitter.com/a0UBJ8Mlgn
Wednesday night's storms caused significant damage in Mooresville. Part of at least one building collapsed.
Significant damage reported in Franklin.
The tornado watch for Bartholomew, Brown, Daviess, Decatur, Hancock, Henry, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Randolph, Rush, and Shelby counties has been canceled.
This video from Noblesville was sent in by Josh Bell as storms moved through the area Wednesday night. What's the weather like by you? pic.twitter.com/cg5wH055Cx— RTV6 Indianapolis (@rtv6) April 9, 2020
Close to 100,000 Duke Energy and IPL customers without power due to tonight’s storm.
About 76,000 Duke Energy customers are without power for the entire state, but highest concentration is in Hamilton County with about 33,000 without power. You can view the Duke Energy outage map here.
IPL has just under 22,000 customers without power in Marion County. You can view the IPL outage map here.
Clusters on west side, south side, north side and NE side.
Some damage reported in Morgan County, according to Indiana State Police.
Downed power lines reported in Westfield.
SEVERE WEATHER UPDATE: Multiple electrical lines and trees down across the city. If you encounter downed lines do NOT CROSS THEM. If lines fall on your vehicle stay inside the vehicle until @WestfieldFire tells you it’s safe to exit.— Westfield, Indiana (@CityofWestfield) April 9, 2020
Duke Energy reports about 60k outages statewide with 33k without power in Hamilton County.
Multiple downed tree limbs are being reported in Rush County.
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Bartholomew, Jackson, Jennings, and Lawrence counties until 10:15 p.m.
RTV photojournalist Brad Forestal shot this video of the rain and lightning as storms moved through central Indiana. Share your photos and videos with us. pic.twitter.com/hQuBYLTYok— RTV6 Indianapolis (@rtv6) April 9, 2020
Update from Kevin Gregory.
Damaging wind likely between Frankline and Edinburgh. Also damaging wind potential in Shelby County. pic.twitter.com/BOsdFZPunP— Kevin Gregory (@KevinGregoryRTV) April 9, 2020
RTV6 Photographer Dave Marren sent in this picture of the hail in Lawrence.
Duke Energy at 9:15pm reports 30k customers down in Hamilton County, and 7k in scattered areas SW of Indianapolis.
IPL outage map currently down.
The Indianapolis International Airport measured a 71 mph wind gusts
Wind gust at Indianapolis International Airport at 8:46 pm. pic.twitter.com/c3VCPL82AD— Kevin Gregory (@KevinGregoryRTV) April 9, 2020
Cindy Haverstick sent in this picture of the hail in Fishers.
Many reports of power lines down in Marion County.
Hendricks County Emergency Management says some trees down.
Putnam County Emergency Management says some trees down and trailers blown into the road from a business at U.S. 36 and U.S. 231, south of Greencastle.
Standby for updated outage count
A thunderstorm warning has been issued for Fayette, Franklin, Ripley, Union, and Wayne counties until 10:15 p.m.
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Delaware, Henry, Madison, and Randolph counties until 10 p.m.
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Jennings, Johnson, Rush, and Shelby counties until 10 p.m.
Duke Energy has 10k customers without power in Hamilton County.
Indianapolis Power and Light shows many outages on city’s southwest side and northwest side.
Numerous reports of trees and power lines down in Marion and Hendricks counties.
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Bartholomew, Brown, Daviess, Greene, Jackson, Knox, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Morgan and Owen counties until 9:45 p.m.
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Hamilton, Hancock, Henry, Madison, Marion, Rush and Shelby counties until 9:45 p.m.
A tornado warning has been issued for Johnson, Marion, Morgan, and Shelby counties until 9:15 p.m.
Here's a look at the storms from Avon.
The tornado sirens were activated in Johnson County.
‼️Tornado Sirens Activated‼️ Tornado Watch with a Severe Thunderstorm Warning has activated the Tornado sirens for Johnson County, IN. We remain under a tornado watch till 2am and Severe Thunderstorm Warning till 915 pm. #StayHome pic.twitter.com/4qJD8l2Xii— Johnson County 911 Center (@JC911Center) April 9, 2020
About 6,000 Duke Energy customers are without power near Terre Haute, according to the online outage map.
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Shelby, Hancock, Morgan, Johnson, Hendricks, Bartholomew, Marion, Boone, Montgomery and Putnam counties until 9:15 p.m.
A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Boone, Clinton, Hamilton, Hancock, Madison, Marion, and Montgomery counties until 9 p.m.
A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Fountain, Montgomery, Park, and Vermillion counties until 8:30 p.m.
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View the latest forecast here.
A tornado watch is in effect for Dearborn, Fayette, Franklin, Ohio, Ripley, Switzerland, Union, and Wayne counties until 2 a.m. Thursday.
A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Boone, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, and Tippecanoe counties until 8 p.m.
A tornado watch is in effect for Bartholomew, Boone, Carroll, Clay, Clinton, Daviess, Decatur, Delaware, Fountain, Greene, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Henry, Howard, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson, Knox, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Owen, Parke, Putnam, Randolph, Rush, Shelby, Sullivan, Tippecanoe, Vermillion, Vigo, and Warren counties until 2 a.m. Thursday.