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Strong Storms, Heavy Rain, Power Outages

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More than four-thousand customers of NIPSCO, mainly across Gary and Hammond, lost power during strong storms Wednesday night. As of this morning, the number is down to about 600 across the service territory, with scattered outages in the Region, also including Lowell. Valparaiso got over an inch and a half of rain by about nine-thirty last night, according to National Weather Service estimates, while as of three-o'clock this morning National Weather Service Doppler Radar estimated that four to five inches of rain has fallen in eastern Jasper County, including cities like Remington and Rensselaer, where a flash flood warning remains in effect  until 7:30 am Central Daylight Time.
To view watches and warnings click here: http://forecast.weather.gov/hazards/lot


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