(HAMILTON CO.) – Last night’s powerful storm left extensive damage to Duke Energy’s Indiana system, particularly in Hamilton County.
Crews worked overnight to restore power to 61,000 of the more than 99,000 customers affected statewide.
Approximately 38,000 remain out of service as of 9 a.m. While we continue to restore power, damage assessment is still underway.
Crews are working on estimated times of power restoration and will communicate that to customers.
- There is statewide damage, but two of the hardest-hit areas are Vincennes and Hamilton County.
- Officials know the importance of power right now. Overnight, crews focused on restoration to critical care facilities such as nursing homes and are also addressing problems first that could restore power to the largest number of customers. This is a difficult time right now for customers, and crews are dedicating all resources available to speed restoration. Duke Energy thank customers for their patience during an extremely challenging time.
- Customers experiencing a power outage can report their outage to Duke Energy in multiple ways – by phone, our mobile app, online through our website and by texting their outage to 57801.
- If you see a fallen power line or safety hazard involving Duke Energy equipment, call Duke Energy at 800-343-3525 or contact your local emergency services immediately. Do not touch a power line or anything in contact with it and keep others away until help arrives.
- For everyone’s safety in this time of social distancing, Duke Energy asks the public and news media to please not approach crews in the field and allow them to focus on their work.