Thousands without power in Indianapolis as tornado approaches
There were several reports of a funnel cloud on the west side of the city.
⚠️ Take Cover! Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Lawrence IN, Greenfield IN, Fishers IN until 9:15 AM EDT pic.twitter.com/XdUJVnVtcS— NWS Indianapolis (@NWSIndianapolis) August 26, 2016
Indianapolis, Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, and Lawrence have been affected, with the Indianapolis Power & Light Company reporting that around 15,000 customers are without power in Marion County alone.
(1/2) IPL is experiencing thunderstorms moving across the northern part of Marion County. We have approx. 15,000 customers w/o power. #INwx— IPL Power (@IPLPower) August 26, 2016
The new storm comes as Indiana was beginning to recover from tornadoes that swept through the state on Wednesday, causing millions in property damage.
@NWSIndianapolis now initiating a tornado warning for east side of Indy, western Hancock. Seek shelter— Sgt. John Perrine (@ISPIndianapolis) August 26, 2016