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Thousands without power after storms move through the area

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Posted at 7:33 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 00:33:15-04

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.

11:20 p.m.

10:57 p.m.
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.

10:56 p.m.
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.

10:54 p.m.

10:53 p.m.
Wednesday night's storms caused significant damage in Mooresville. Part of at least one building collapsed.

10:46 p.m.
Significant damage reported in Franklin.

10:38 p.m.
The tornado watch for Bartholomew, Brown, Daviess, Decatur, Hancock, Henry, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Randolph, Rush, and Shelby counties has been canceled.

10:28 p.m.

10:18 p.m.
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.

9:58 p.m.
Some damage reported in Morgan County, according to Indiana State Police.

9:53 p.m.
Downed power lines reported in Westfield.

9:49 p.m.

9:48 p.m.
Duke Energy reports about 60k outages statewide with 33k without power in Hamilton County.

9:47 p.m.

9:43 p.m.

9:41 p.m.
Multiple downed tree limbs are being reported in Rush County.

9:38 p.m.
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Bartholomew, Jackson, Jennings, and Lawrence counties until 10:15 p.m.

9:37 p.m.

9:26 p.m.
Update from Kevin Gregory.

9:23 p.m.
RTV6 Photographer Dave Marren sent in this picture of the hail in Lawrence.

9:20 p.m.
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.

9:18 p.m.
The Indianapolis International Airport measured a 71 mph wind gusts

9:17 p.m.
Cindy Haverstick sent in this picture of the hail in Fishers.

9:13 p.m.
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

9:09 p.m.
A thunderstorm warning has been issued for Fayette, Franklin, Ripley, Union, and Wayne counties until 10:15 p.m.

9:07 p.m.
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Delaware, Henry, Madison, and Randolph counties until 10 p.m.

9:06 p.m.
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Jennings, Johnson, Rush, and Shelby counties until 10 p.m.

9:01 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.

9 p.m.
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.

8:54 p.m.
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Hamilton, Hancock, Henry, Madison, Marion, Rush and Shelby counties until 9:45 p.m.

8:46 p.m.
A tornado warning has been issued for Johnson, Marion, Morgan, and Shelby counties until 9:15 p.m.

8:45 p.m.
Here's a look at the storms from Avon.

8:44 p.m.
The tornado sirens were activated in Johnson County.

8:42 p.m.
About 6,000 Duke Energy customers are without power near Terre Haute, according to the online outage map.

8:27 p.m.
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.

7:59 p.m.
A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Boone, Clinton, Hamilton, Hancock, Madison, Marion, and Montgomery counties until 9 p.m.

7:58 p.m.
A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Fountain, Montgomery, Park, and Vermillion counties until 8:30 p.m.

7:42 p.m.
TIMELINE: Find out what's ahead here.

7:39 p.m.
View the latest forecast here.

7:38 p.m.
A tornado watch is in effect for Dearborn, Fayette, Franklin, Ohio, Ripley, Switzerland, Union, and Wayne counties until 2 a.m. Thursday.

7:31 p.m.
A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Boone, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, and Tippecanoe counties until 8 p.m.

7:29 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.