LIVE UPDATES: Severe thunderstorm warning until 2 p.m.; watch until 6 p.m.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

According to the National Weather Service, a severe thunderstorm was located seven miles southwest of Linton moving east at 40 miles per hour at approximately 1:17 p.m.

Linton Police Department has just advised via Nixle that western Greene County and Eastern Sullivan county are experiencing a severe thunderstorm warning until 2 p.m.

Hail and winds of up to 60 miles per hour, as well as .75" of rain are to be expected. Damage to roofs, siding and trees is possible.

Impacted locations include Linton, Sullivan, Bloomfield, Jasonville, Worthington, Shelburn, Dugger, Lyons, Switz City, Newberry, Pleasantville, Vicksburg and Paxton.


As of 1:35 p.m., UDWI REMC says they are already receiving reports of outages.


Southeastern Greene County is included in this warning and watch. Approximately 1:44 p.m., a 50 miles per hour storm was located near Bedford.

Additional locations include Bedford, Mitchell, Oolitic, Heltonville, Huron, Tunnelton,

Harrodsburg, Bartlettsville, Williams, Avoca, Spring Mill State Park,

Monroe Reservoir, Fairfax State Recreation Area, Silverville, Charles

Deam Wilderness and Owensburg.

Individuals are encouraged to move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.


Approximately 3:12 p.m., Duke Energy was reporting 1,421 Greene County customers without service. According to UDWI REMC's outage web-map at approximately 3:20 p.m., 1,706 members in Greene County have been affected.


Approximately 3:40 p.m., UDWI REMC is 998 Greene County member outages.

The National Weather Service updated with a Hazardous Weather Outlook around 3:30 p.m., which includes Greene County, as what they describe as a frontal system and upper wave moves through central Indiana.

The outlook for today includes redeveloping thunderstorms and showers in the afternoon, possibly strong or severe later in the day and especially south of Interstate 74.

"An isolated tornado can not be ruled out south of Carlisle and Bedford," writes NWS.

Dangers include damaging winds, large hail, isolated tornadoes, brief heavy

rain and cloud-to-ground lightning.

Friday through Wednesday, NWS writes, we can expect "a pair of frontal systems" to bring possible thunderstorms throughout Friday, as well as Saturday night through early Sunday afternoon.


As of 3:50 p.m., UDWI REMC announced that they are battling 3,100 outages across 55 different sites.

"Outages will likely take all night, and into tomorrow," writes a UDWI REMC representative on the cooperative's Facebook page.


Just before 9 p.m., UDWI REMC announced the following via Facebook:

"Crews have had done a great job restoring members, getting us down to under 1,000 members out of power. However, there's still extensive damage, especially in Monroe, Lawrence, and Eastern Greene. Crews will continue to work all night, but some areas will not be restored until tomorrow."

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