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Storms Knock Out Power Throughout Area
Thursday Jun 19, 2014 1:31am

By: Jim Measel

(ANGOLA) - It was a quiet season for severe weather until Wednesday afternoon. Severe storms that rolled through northeast Indiana knocked down trees and power lines which caused thousands to lose their power. Steuben County R.E.M.C. reported about 2,900 of their customers lost power when severe weather knocked out a transmission line which caused a substation in Angola to go down.

Steuben County Emergency Management reported a number of downed power lines and power outages.

NIPSCO had about 5,600 customers system wide lose power at the height of the storm which included about 1,000 customers around Middlebury and 2,200 around Goshen.

Indiana Michigan Power reported 1,900 customers in DeKalb County lost power.

National Weather Service observers reported the following---

* Power lines down and a horse stall was blown over at Pleasant Lake

* A tree was knocked down onto a house in Butler

* Trees and uility lines down between Corunna and Butler

* There were several reports of large limbs down on roads across LaGrange County.

* Multiple trees were reported down near Shipshewana.

* Multiple trees down throughout Goshen

* A large tree on a car near Waterford Mills in Elkhart County

* A 60 mile per wind gust near the Fort Wayne airport

* Utility lines down in LaGrange County at 600 East and 100 South

* Numerous trees and utility lines down in Elkhart County.

* Multiple trees and power lines were reported down in Wauseon, Ohio.

* A large tree blocked both lanes of a road southwest of Montpelier.

* A utility pole snapped northeast of Bryan.

A 15 minute downpour hit Angola at about 3:30pm. Angola's National Weather Service observer Ed Nagle measured seven-tenths of an inch of rain. Fort Wayne had 1.73 inches of rain while South Bend got 1.54 inches which were both record amounts for June 18th.

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