Overnight Storms Force Limited Power Outages, Most Restored

October 31, 2013
By

Update 8:00 a.m.

Most area residents who experienced a power outage overnight now have their lights back on this morning.

At 7 a.m., 354 Duke Energy Customers in Ripley County were without power. Within an hour, power was restored to all but 19 customers.

Southeastern Indiana REMC reported approximately 300 power outages overnight. Nearly every customer had electricity restored by 8 a.m.

Update 11/1/13 7:00 a.m.

Heavy rainfall and isolated high winds are to blame for some residents losing electricity overnight. The Initial storm reports indicate approximately 400 Duke Energy customers are without power Friday morning.

WRBI will keep you up-to-date with the latest information on the storm.

Update 10/31/13 10:45 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Ripley, Decatur and Franklin counties until 11:30 p.m. Thursday night.

According to the National Weather Service, a severe thunderstorm warning means that a thunderstorm is occurring based on doppler radar information. You should move indoors to a place of safety.

Original Story

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch for southeast Indiana until 4:00 a.m. on Friday.

Heavy rainfall is expected to continue as a cold front moves east across the area during the overnight hours.

For late Thursday and early Friday morning, the main threat will be potential thunderstorms that could produce wind gusts in excess of 50 MPH and perhaps spawn an isolated tornado.

A tornado watch was issued for Decatur, Jennings and Rush counties until 2:00 a.m. Friday.

 

Listen Live

Upcoming Events

Nov
5
Wed
6:00 am God’s Bright Treasures Ministry ...
God’s Bright Treasures Ministry ...
Nov 5 @ 6:00 am – Nov 24 @ 6:00 pm
God’s Bright Treasures Ministry is collecting 7,500 pairs of shoes to raise funds for our center, to help those in need and to keep shoes from going into the landfills. We are asking for the community’s help to accomplish this. We have already collected 2,600 pairs so far! God’s Bright Treasures is a non-profit child care facility in Bright, Indiana. We have a shoe collection box at the business of Quality Auto Mart at 7307 St. Rd. 46 E., Batesville, IN 47041 or they can bring their shoes to our location at 25365 State Line Road, Bright, IN 47025. Please clean out your unwanted, gently worn, used shoes and donate them. If you, or a local organization, are interested in learning more about this opportunity, you may contact Karen Stall or Mary Ann Cannon by phone at 812-637-6830 or email Karen@godsbrighttreasures.org or maryann@godsbrighttreasures.org.
Nov
14
Fri
9:00 am Holiday Shop Til You Drop @ Batesville Chamber Office
Holiday Shop Til You Drop @ Batesville Chamber Office
Nov 14 @ 9:00 am – Nov 21 @ 5:00 pm
Shop Til You Drop! November 14th-21st Punch cards available at the Chamber office and online at www.batesvillein.com. This gives you a whole week to get your card punched all around town and more time to shop! Sign up at each participating businesses for chances to win prizes. Completed punch cards will be entered for grand prize drawing!  
Nov
16
Sun
12:00 pm American Red Cross Blood Donatio... @ Southeastern Indiana
American Red Cross Blood Donatio... @ Southeastern Indiana
Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm – Nov 30 @ 3:00 pm
Efforts to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients during the holiday season are underway. Patients don’t get a holiday from needing donated blood! How to donate blood Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.   Places to donate: redcross

View Calendar