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1000s without power after latest Indiana storms

Thunderstorms cause scattered damage, knock out power in parts of northern Indiana
Posted on May 12, 2014 at 6:27 a.m.

PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — Thousands of northern Indiana electricity customers still have no service after strong thunderstorms caused scattered damage.

Major utility companies reported more than 6,600 outages remained Monday afternoon in northern Indiana. Most were in Lake, Porter, LaPorte and Elkhart counties.

The National Weather Service reported wind and hail damage was concentrated Sunday in the state’s northwest corner. It recorded a 78 mph wind gust at the Gary airport as numerous trees were blown down in the area.

The weather service reports the traffic control tower at Evansville Regional Airport was briefly evacuated Sunday afternoon after staff there recorded an 89 mph wind gust.

Meanwhile, Vectren says about 50 outages remained in the Evansville area from a Friday storm that caused some 50,000 outages amid widespread damage.




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 Michael Jackson tribute artist C.J. Williams shops for an upcoming party at a grocery store in Merrillville, Ind., on Sept. 10, 2014.  For fellow Gary native CJ Williams, being a Michael Jackson tribute artist is not about mimicking the spins and splits. It's about paying homage to the King of Pop.  Williams, who took third place at a recent talent contest in Gary coinciding with the anniversary of Jackson's birthday, has spent 12 years as an impersonator.  He has performed in Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Ohio and has plans to take his show farther.  (AP Photo/The Times, Jonathan Miano )  MANDATORY CREDIT; CHICAGO LOCALS OUT;  GARY OUT

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