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Trees Blown Over, Power Cut, Buildings Damaged After Storms

Last updated on Thursday, February 12, 2009

(UNDATED) - Communities in the listening area are still recovering from yesterday’s storms, and a series of advisories and warnings remain in effect through most of the day today.

The National Weather Service in Indianapolis has declared a wind advisory for Monroe, Brown and Bartholomew Counties until 4:00pm today.

That adds to river flood warnings in Lawrence, Martin, Greene, Owen, Morgan, Jackson and Washington Counties which are mostly scheduled until further notice.

The only nearby county that seems safe at the moment is Orange County.

Area emergency crews have been out working on repairing damage, and fielding calls since yesterday afternoon.

Duke energy, as of 11:00am this morning, were reporting nearly 900 people without electricity, which is about half of their outage number earlier in the morning. Jackson County REMC, however, is reporting a number closer to 3,000 of their customers still in the dark.

Bedford, Mitchell and Lawrence County police logs combined recorded dozens of weather related calls, including fallen limbs, trees, power lines and teetering utility poles.

In Martinsville, a pole barn was blown down during high winds.

The general consensus amongst dispatchers in the area was that the storms seemed to have climaxed around 1:30 yesterday afternoon.

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