High winds and lightning caused most of the concerns associated with Thursday evening’s fast-moving storm.
There were reports of trees down, electrical outages and some water damage in the Shakamak schools at Jasonville.
Classes weren’t canceled or delayed in the MDS of Shakamak School District, but school maintenance officials were greeted with some flooded areas in the building that required extensive clean-up.
Some parts of the county received close to 3 inches of rain —- which was more than was received from May to July during this precipitation-starved summer.
Greene County Sheriff’s Department Major Mike Hasler said his office had no reports of any structural damage associated with the storm that started about 6:30 p.m. and was finished except for some light rain and scattered lightning by about 10 p.m.
He said there were reports of trees down and scattered power outages.
Shane Smith, manager of Operations and Engineering for Utilities District of Western Indiana REMC, reports at its height about 1,200 customers were without electrical power in the service area Thursday night.
By 7 a.m., service had been restored to all but about 100 customers in what Smith were about 30 different locations.
Four UDWI line crews worked throughout the night repairing down lines —- caused by fallen trees and problems associated with lightning strikes.
“This was pretty typical for these kinds of storms,” Smith noted.
WTHI-TV’s Lindsey Monroe says a very pleasant and comfortable Saturday is in store with mostly sunny skies and high temps peaking right around 80 degrees. Sunday will have a few more clouds hindering temperatures just a bit. High temperatures will be in the upper 70s.
“We’ll start a slight warming trend as we head through next week, but each day will stay below the average daytime high temperature of 88 degrees,” she wrote in her weather blog on Friday morning.
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