More than 60,000 Duke Energy customers were without power at the height of Wednesday’s storms, with almost half of those in Monroe and Vigo Counties.
Indiana State Police report of tornado activity east of Bedford. Duke Energy reports 65,000 people without power - REMC reporting 2,500 without power.
Tornadoes, large hail to 3 inches in diameter, thunderstorm wind gusts to 70 MPH and dangerous lightning are possible in these areas.
Cleanup has begun from Monday evening’s severe weather which left scores of trees uprooted and some people displaced from their homes because of the damage.
They will use computer models to track storms and hopefully predict when dangerous weather approaches.
The $12K fine is the maximum allowed by state law.
Falling trees knocked out power and caused property damage across Lawrence County.
Greene and Daviess counties are experiencing flooding that has caused several county roads to be closed.
National Weather Service meteorologists say areas of south-central Indiana should prepare for flooding as storms move into Indiana over the next few days.
Severe weather has ended but flooding and clean-up from last night’s storm is underway.