Severe storms: Damage reports and power outages

[Video Courtesy WIOE Radio In Warsaw Indiana]

Round 2 was the more potent round of severe weather overnight. A line of severe storms moved west to east across Michiana between midnight and 2 AM. Several Tornado warnings were issued over that time. Reports of gusts topped 70 mph, radar estimates put gusts topping 80 mph.

The worst of the storm looked to run along US-6, 10 miles on either side north to south through Marshall county, but there are numerous reports of trees and power lines down across Michiana.

Your route to work may be more difficult with down limbs and power lines. Several stop lights are out across the area, remember non-functioning stoplight is a 4-way stop.

NIPSCO Power Outage Map

Indiana Michigan Power Outage Map

Midwest Energy Cooperative Power Outage Map

Update 5 p.m.

Indiana University South Bend has power. It will open as normal Wednesday, July 2.

Update as of 1:45 p.m.

South Bend's Streets Department has suspended yard waste pickup and all scheduled extra-item pickups for the rest of this week. Crews will be focusing on picking up storm debris.

Residents with downed limbs are asked to place them curbside.

Residents with questions about non-emergency services are encouraged to call 311, South Bend’s citizen service line, between 8 am and 5 pm.


Update as of 11:30 a.m.

LaPorte County reports two vehicles were damaged by a large tree branch in the 600 block of D Street.

A downed tree near Madison and Harris streets flattened the roof of a vehicle and did substantial damage to the roof of a home at 1001 Madison Street.

Update as of 11 a.m.

7300 Midwest Energy Cooperative members are still without power. Due to the extensive damage and cleanup and rebuilding required, officials say it could be Thursday or Friday before all customers have power.

Update as of 8 AM

Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation, Warsaw Community Schools, Bethel College and Indiana University-South Bend are closed Tuesday due to power outages.

University Park Family Medicine and Bremen Family Medicine closed until noon.

Power outages continue to grow.

Indiana Michigan Power's Outage Center shows St. Joseph County, Indiana, and Berrien County rival each other for the most.

St. Joseph has 21,524 outages and Berrien has 21,091.

Cass County follows with 4,335.

Elkhart County registers 3,147 and St. Joseph County in Michigan sits at 2,422.

Update at 6:30 a.m.

Cass County reports several downed trees on roads and highways.

Other Damage Reports as of 3:00 AM

Power lines are down on US 31 at the St. Joseph County and Marshall County line. Just south of Laville school. 8 poles down in the right hand lane. Traffic cannot get through going southbound.

Tree on house at Koontz Lake down near Walkerton.

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