I&M: Power restored to Michiana by 11 p.m. on Tuesday

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More than 11,000 Indiana Michigan Power customers lost electricity after the severe thunderstorm that blew through Michiana around 3 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 29.

The storm packed winds topping 70 miles per hour, and uprooted trees, downed limbs, and downed power lines as it moved through.

As of early Tuesday morning: about 7,800 customers were without service.

Approximate outage counts for the following areas were:

North Central Indiana

  • South Bend area: 1,400
  • Elkhart area: 880

Northeast Indiana

  • Fort Wayne: 4,000
  • Avilla area: 460

East Central Indiana

  • Muncie area: 425
  • Marion area: 515

Michigan: 1,800

  • Benton Harbor area: 250
  • Buchanan area: 1,200
  • Three Rivers area: 330

I & M hopes to have power restored to everybody in the Michiana area by 11 p.m. on Tuesday.

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Outside of the storms, Monday was muggy and hot, with temperatures climbing near 90 degrees.

The severe weather threat is expected to wrap up by midnight. We could continue to see a few showers or storms linger into the early morning hours Tuesday, then we dry out again for a longer stretch of time.

Humidity will drop by tomorrow and temperatures will fall back to the 80 degree mark.

Today: Hot & muggy. Afternoon/evening storms. Potential for strong to severe storms. High 90.

Your ABC 57 First Warning Neighborhood Weather Center Forecast:

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High 78.

Wednesday: Sunny. High 81.

Thursday: Sunny. High of 83.

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