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Severe Storms Leave Thousands Without Power

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June 25, 2013 — National Weather Service meterologists say the storms that struck northwest Indiana yesterday afternoon and evening qualified as being a derecho.  The system lasted more than six hours and had a consistent swath of severe winds (58+ m.p.h.).  Trees, branches and power lines were reported down in Munster, Miller Beach, Highland and Griffith… among many other communities.

The Weather Service says a 16-inch diameter tree fell down onto a house on the north side of Highland, at Duluth and Northwood.

In Griffith, winds blew down large trees onto a house at 43rd and North Arbogast… and at Ridge Road and Cline Avenue, there were continuous 70 to 80 m.p.h. winds for a few minutes.  Lots of tree damage reported and high tension lines came down.

In Porter, a trained NWS spotter reported winds of at least 70 m.p.h. in Ingram Manor. Some large 2 foot diameter trees were snapped and some skirting and siding was blown off mobile homes.
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NIPSCO said in a statement on its Web site that its crews are working through the overnight hours to begin to restore the approximately 82,000 customers system-wide that experienced power outages due to severe thunderstorms that moved quickly through the region.

 

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