Several Residents Left Without Power in Terre Haute After Severe Storm

A severe storm that hit Terre Haute on Sunday afternoon left several residents without power. The outage affected many neighborhoods in the city, causing inconvenience and concern among residents.

According to the Terre Haute City Department of Utilities, more than 5,000 households were left without electricity due to downed power lines caused by strong winds and heavy rainfall. This number is equivalent to about 10% of the total households in the city.

The storm, which started around 3 pm, brought wind gusts of up to 60 miles per hour and dumped nearly two inches of rain within an hour. Many trees were uprooted, blocking roads and damaging properties. The Terre Haute Fire Department received several calls for assistance, with reports of fallen trees damaging homes and cars.

The City Department of Utilities immediately deployed their crews to assess the damage and work on restoring power. As of Monday morning, about 80% of the affected households had their electricity restored. However, some residents are still without power as crews continue to work on repairing damaged power lines.

In addition to the power outage, the storm also caused disruptions in internet and phone services. Several internet providers reported outages in the affected areas, with estimated restoration times varying from a few hours to a couple of days.

Local authorities are urging residents to remain vigilant and avoid going near downed power lines or attempting to remove debris themselves. They also advise residents to prepare for potential power outages by having flashlights, batteries, and a battery-powered radio on hand.

The City Department of Utilities assures residents that their crews are working tirelessly to restore electricity as quickly and safely as possible. They also remind residents to report any downed power lines or other hazardous situations immediately.

In the meantime, affected residents are advised to stay indoors and minimize electrical usage until power is fully restored. The National Weather Service has also issued a severe weather alert for Terre Haute and surrounding areas, urging residents to be cautious of strong winds and potential flash floods.

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