Power Line Safety PSA Video
6:00 PM Update
The NWS has extended the Wind Warning until 10 PM tonight. Even after the High Wind Warning expires, winds are expected to gust more than 30MPH until 5AM Monday. After dark, motorists should exercise caution when driving due to down trees, utility poles and power lines.
5:00 PM Update
EMA is currently on their 16th call of the day. Our volunteers are approaching 11:00 hours and still going.
Utility companies in Madison County are reporting about 600 customers without power.
Winds have tapered off some, gusts are still 40-50MPH with sustained winds 25-35MPH.
Gusty winds continue and will remain 20-30 MPH sustain with gusts 40-50 MPH the remainder of today. EMA has had 11 calls today to assist with poles, utility lines or trees down blocking roads. Motorists should use caution when driving in central Indiana due to the road hazards.
Approximately 1130 Madison County residents without power at this time. If your power is out, do NOT assume the utility company is aware of the outage. Report your power outage to your power company as soon as possible.
7:30 AM Update
Currently there are 830 customers without power in Madison County. Power Outage Summary Grid
EMA has had 6 call outs this morning, with 5 of them being directly related to the wind.
Winds are 20-30 MPH with gusts to 45MPH.
Terre Haute, IN recorded a gust of 63 MPH as this front passed thru at approximately 5:30 AM.
Temperature is 54F and it has been steadily increasing all night. That will stop as the front approaches and temps will be falling most of the day into the low 30’s hovering just above freezing.
Winds will be increasing and by 7:30 sustained winds should be near 35 MPH with gusts around 55 MPH.
As you venture out Sunday, use caution when driving. We anticipate tree limbs and in some cases full trees to come down in these winds. If you see tree limbs and trees down, be alert for power lines to be down on or near roads. If you see utility lines down on or near a road, do not get out of your vehicle, stay in your car and report this to 911.
Power lines down in a private yard or business, report this to your local utility company. (See utility outage numbers below).
Tonight is the time to prepare for the High Wind Weather event on Sunday. By the time we all wake up on Sunday, we will be into the event.
Here are some important steps:
1. Charge your cellular phones overnight
2. Have batteries for flashlights
3. Have bottles of water.
4. Make sure to have food that does not require heating and cooking
5. Prepare extra blankets to keep warm in the event of a power outage
6. Fuel your vehicles now in advance of the storm.
Citizens should be prepared for power outages as a result of the strong winds. Wind gusts of 50-60 MPH combined with the saturated ground could lead to trees, and utility poles falling down causing power outages.
To report power outages:
Anderson Power and Light Outages – (765) 648-6484
Duke Energy Outages – (800) 343-3525
AEP Outage – Report an AEP Outage
Ninestar Energy Outage – (317) 326-3131 Opt 9
A High Wind WARNING has been issued for Madison County.
225 PM UPDATE: areas along & north of Interstate 70 have been UPGRADED to a High Wind Warning beginning at 4 am Sunday & continuing all day. Peak wind gusts of 55 to 60 mph will be possible. South of I-70, a Wind Advisory will go into effect at 4 AM Sunday. #INwx #indy