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Storms rake Indiana, cutting power to thousands

Associated Press Published: July 19, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Thunderstorms have raked much of Indiana, leaving thousands of power customers without service.

Duke Energy says more than 6,000 of its customers in central and southern Indiana experienced power outages Thursday, including about 3,000 in the Madison area along the Ohio River and about 2,000 in Hamilton County north of Indianapolis.

Indianapolis Power and Light reports more than 3,000 of its customers saw their power go out, mostly on the northeast side of Indianapolis.

The National Weather Service reports two-thirds of an inch of rain fell on Kokomo and more than a quarter of rain at one of its Indianapolis reporting sites.

WTHR-TV posted a photo on Twitter showing minor street flooding the Broad Ripple entertainment district on the north side of Indianapolis.