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July 1 storm aftermath still lingering in Elkhart County

More than 20,000 people are still in the dark throughout Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan.

Posted on July 3, 2014 at 9:59 a.m.

Three days after heavy storms hit Northern Indiana, there are still more than 2,000 people without power in Elkhart County and more than 15,000 are still in the dark throughout Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan.

Indiana Michigan Power’s outage map shows that 276 residents still don’t have power and 8,194 don’t have power in St. Joseph County.

As for NIPSCO customers, Goshen still has the highest number of powerless customers at 1,734. Middlebury was the next hardest-hit at 620, then Bristol (186), Wakarusa (51), Nappanee (39), Millersburg (12) and Elkhart (3).

Complete restoration of power by NIPSCO is expected by 10 p.m. Thursday in Goshen, Middlebury and Bristol. Nearby communities without power can expect a similar restoration time, according to NIPSCO.

Indiana Michigan Power expects all customers to have power restored by 6 p.m. Thursday in the Elkhart area and 6 p.m. Saturday in the South Bend area.

Initial reports indicated that five tornadoes touched down in the region, but it has since been reported by our news partners at WNDU that seven were identified. The statewide total, as reported by WANE.com, was nine.


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