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Last updated on Wednesday, August 5, 2009
(BEDFORD, IN) - Several different storms swept throughout southern Indiana yesterday, leaving residents with the usual problems.
Early yesterday morning hail rained down upon Lawrence and surrounding counties, some sizing up to two inches wide.
Later, in the beginning of the afternoon, severe thunderstorms put many residents without electricity.
As of 5:00 AM this morning, a little over 3,000 Monroe County residents were without electricity and 2,000 Brown County residents were without electricity as well.
Numerous stoplights were out as a result of the storm.
In addition to multiple fallen power lines; one particular power line in Bloomington was reportedly lying on the ground in flames.
Parts of the rural town of Kurtz in Jackson County were submerged under four feet of water causing additional road closures, and area residential home evacuations.
The East Fork of the White River is expected to crest 5 to 6 feet above flood stage today.
A farm in the small town of Kurtz in Jackson County; driveway and yard flooded from small creek over flow.
A section of road in Kurtz flooded by water.
Water floods the roadway; as it is measurable of how high creek water rose according to dirt water on the corn stalks.
Another sign of water depth in the area; you can see how high the water was according to how high the water reached on the timber post.
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