Few area power outages due to afternoon storms

There are a few power outages being reported from this afternoon’s severe weather.

Those include

  • Duke Energy  — 11 customers in our area stretching from Commiskey to Flat Rock.
  • Jackson County REMC – 57 customers without power in Jackson and Jennings counties.
  • Southcentral Indiana REMC – 55 in Brown County.
  • Southern Indiana REMC – 1 customer in our area, 78 near Lawrenceburg.
  • Bartholomew County and Johnson County REMCs report no outages.

The National Weather Service in Indianapolis reported at just before 5:25 p.m. that a tornado was on the ground in Jennings County near Paris Crossing. It had been sighted by local law enforcement. The weather service said that the tornado was primarily over rural areas. Jennings County dispatchers say that no damage has been reported on the ground but deputies are in the area searching.