Storms Cause Damage Throughout South-Central Indiana

(UNDATED) – A line of thunderstorms caused damage throughout South-Central Indiana Wednesday Night.

The storms entered the state around 7:30 p.m. with wind gusts up to 71 miles per hour, according to results posted at the Indianapolis Airport.

In Lawrence County, power outages were reported in the Fayetteville and Springville area. Power lines and trees were down throughout the area.

According to the National Weather Service in Indianapolis, roofs were badly damaged and a metal chimney at the Indian Creek Fire Department was also knocked down.

The stoplight at Avoca stopped working on State Road 37 for several hours because power was knocked out. Trees were reported down in areas like Greer Lane, south of State Road 54. Powerlines and trees were also reported down on Old Farm Road near Pierce Lane.

Utilities District of Western Indiana works on power line on Owensburg Road near Sexton Springs Several trees were knocked down during the storm Wednesday night.

Storm damage reports:

  • Monroe County is reporting several power lines down and trees down throughout the county.
  • Greene County Fire Departments was busy dealing with several trees down and power lines down. Owensburg Road is closed from Sexton Springs to Owensburg due to numerous trees and power lines being down across the road. It is unknown when the roadway will be reopened.
  • Orange County is reporting numerous powerlines and trees down, with a large amount of damage located in the Paoli area.
  • Daviess County, in the City of Washington, reported five poles were down in the area of Greenwood Street. The Daviess County Emergency Management Director is reporting several fallen trees, branches and utility poles down throughout the county.
  • Jackson County reported several trees and powerlines are down in their county. The Seymour Police Department reporting a power pole down near the airport.
  • Washington County also reported numerous power lines down and wind damage throughout the whole county.
Damage from Wednesday night storm in Martin County. Photo: Martin County Sheriff Department

In Morgan County, the downtown area was hit hard with extensive damage to buildings. Numerous buildings had damage and some were completely destroyed. No reports yet on whether this was caused by straight-line winds or an actual tornado. A Tornado Warning was issued around 9 p.m. for that area.

Damage from the Storm in Martin County Photo: Martin County Sheriff Department

Power outages:

  • Duke Energy reported 86,054 customers without power around 12:30 a.m.
  • Utilities District of Western Indiana reported 2,900 customers without power at 69 different locations. Crews working on outages serving over 1,257 members. Crews are working to restore power to the area.
  • Jackson County REMC reporting outages throughout their service area. They were not able to give an estimated time when service will be restored. They have eight crews working to get power restored as safely and as quickly as possible.
  • Daviess/Martin County REMC reported widespread outages affecting the entire DMREMC service area. A transmission outage has everyone out of power in the Northwestern part of Daviess County. Expect long delays in getting the power restored.
  • Orange County REMC was not able to provide information on outages or when power will be restored at the time of our deadline for this story.