INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Thursday evening’s storms left thousands without power in central Indiana: leaving power crews with a lot of work to do to get the lights back on.
At the height of the storm, IPL alone had over 25,000 customers without power.
IPL crews are hoping to get all power restored by Saturday afternoon.
“What makes this outage a little different is that typically you'll have one or two outages in certain areas, but this outage has really been scattered around the city. While the emphasis was on south side of the city, there have been other incidents,” said Brandi Davis-Handy, external communications director at IPL. “At one point today, there were 390 incidents that were reported.”
Near Southport High School, a telephone pole had snapped, and lines stretched across a driveway.
Davis-Handy says crews are now working around the clock to get power restored.
Marti Baker was another one of the people cleaning up her yard today.
“You could see the transformers blow, then most of this tree came down over here, and hit the power lines,” Baker said.
She was waiting for her power to come back on, as well, and crews showed up to fix things at her house as we were there.
“Hopefully in another couple hours, we’ll be back in business,” said Baker.
As it stands Wednesday, there will be no FEMA aid for tornado survivors in Howard County.
We reached out to school systems across Central Indiana to see what their policy is for delaying or closing school when temperatures drop.
About 130 Indiana National Guard Soldiers returned home Wednesday to friends and family after nearly a year in Afghanistan.