Overnight Storms Force Limited Power Outages, Most Restored


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.


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