NIPSCO Officials Stress Severe Weather Preparedness

Now that summer appears to be here to stay, NIPSCO officials remind customers to prepare for possible severe weather.

Get a storm preparedness kit together before inclement weather strikes. It should include essential medicines, nonperishable food, water, flashlights, a fully-charged cell phone, portable radio and extra batteries. Make prior arrangements for a backup power supply if someone in your family requires life support equipment. Continue reading

Prepare for Storms Before Going to Bed Tonight


More severe storms are in the forecast during the overnight hours, with damaging winds, large hail, dangerous lightning, flash flooding and isolated tornadoes possible.

Before going to bed, turn up the volume on cell phones to ensure you hear alerts, and make sure your weather apps are set to provide notifications if weather watches or warnings are issued. A watch means conditions are favorable for severe weather. Continue reading

Strong Winds Could Plague Area Today


There is a potential for severe weather in the area today. Marshall County Emergency Management Agency Director Clyde Avery says it depends on how several meteorological aspects set up today.

Avery says strong winds will most likely plague the area with a risk of tornadoes. Strong winds may break off tree limbs and create traffic hazards.

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Severe Weather Predicted Thursday Night into Friday Morning


Severe weather is predicted for the Kankakee Valley into Friday morning.

Heavy rains may create high water areas and flooding on roads. Six inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars causing loss of control and possible stalling. A foot of water will float many vehicles. Do not attempt to drive through a flooded road – the depth of water is not always obvious. Do not drive around a barricade as they are there for your protection. Turn around and go the other way.

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North Judson, Winamac Residents Urged to Keep Running Water

Though today is the last day residents in the city of Knox and town of Hamlet are asked to run their faucets to prevent frozen pipes, residents of North Judson are still encouraged to run their taps until April 1, according to Clerk-Treasurer Donna Henry. She told WKVI this week that Town Superintendent Marshall Horstmann has asked residents to continue running water until the first of April to prevent any further freezing problems.

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Spring Brings Potential for Severe Weather

Today is the first day of Spring. Unfortunately the season is known for severe weather events that could be dangerous and potentially deadly. This is Severe Weather Preparedness Week. Dave Tucek with the National Weather Service in Indianapolis says this time of the year, residents should keep an eye on the forecast, but also be aware that severe weather can strike at any time.

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Storm Packs a Punch in Downtown Plymouth


Plymouth residents are cleaning up after yesterday’s midday storm downed several trees in Centennial Park and elsewhere in the city. Dave Cooper with the Plymouth Park Department tells our reporting partner WNDU-TV that the nasty weather moved through in about 20 minutes, but that was enough time to rip a 12 foot metal pole from its cement footing at the park’s amphitheater and take down about half a dozen trees and branches. A tree also crashed through the roof of the Trinity United Methodist Church parsonage on South Michigan Street. Rev. Mark Need and members of his family were home at the time, but nobody was injured. Crews from the Marshall County Highway Department were called out to remove 16 trees and branches from the roadways.