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WEATHER BLOG: Severe storms knock out power to thousands

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Posted at 6:14 PM, Aug 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-11 06:57:14-04

A line of severe thunderstorms rolled through northern and central Indiana on Monday afternoon and evening causing some damage and knocking out power to tens of thousands. WRTV will post the latest information on the evolving severe weather situation to this blog:

7 a.m.
As of 7 a.m. Tuesday, Duke Energy reports about 13,500 customers without power across the state. IPL reports approximately 2,100 outages

8:10 p.m.
As of 8:10 p.m., Duke Energy is reporting 31,000 customers without power, mostly in the Terre Haute, Lafayette and Kokomo areas. IPL is reporting 16,800 outages with the biggest concentration on the northeast side of the city.

7:55 p.m.
A severe thunderstorm WARNING has been issued for Shelby, Hancock, Rush, Morgan, Johnson and Marion counties until 8:45 p.m.

7:33 p.m.
StormTeam6 meteorologists Kevin Gregory and Kyle Mounce are providing an update on tonight's severe weather.

7:30 p.m.
As of 7:30 p.m., Duke Energy is reporting 13,000 customers without power, mostly in the Terre Haute and Lafayette regions. IPL also has 1,344 customers without power in various spots around the city with more on the north side without power.

7:15 p.m.
A severe thunderstorm WARNING has been issued for Morgan, Johnson, Hendricks, Owen, Marion and Putnam counties until 8:15 p.m.

7:04 p.m.
A severe thunderstorm WARNING has been issued for Hendricks, Marion, Boone and Hamilton counties until 7:45 p.m.

6:40 p.m.
StormTeam6 Chief Meteorologist Kevin Gregory said there have been wind gusts to 67 mph reported in Covington and 63 mph in Lafayette. Duke Energy is also reporting power outages in the Lafayette and Attica areas.

6:27 p.m.
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm WARNING for Hendricks, Boone and Montgomery counties until 7:15 p.m.

6:15 p.m.
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm WARNING for Carroll, Tippecanoe, Clinton, Howard and Tipton counties until 6:45 p.m. 70 mph wind gusts are the main threat.

5:27 p.m.
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm WARNING for portions of Fountain, Warren, Vermillion, Montgomery and Tippecanoe counties until 6:30 p.m.

4:25 p.m.
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch through 12 a.m. EDT for much of central and northern Indiana including Indianapolis.

3:53 p.m.
StormTeam 6 Chief Meteorologist Kevin Gregory talks about the severe weather threat for central Indiana this evening.