Trees down, flood warnings in place as storms move through

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – UPDATE 9:50 A.M.: The Boone County Sheriff’s Office says a power outage has been reported in downtown Lebanon.

Authorities say Lebanon Utilities has been notified. Drivers are asked to treat all traffic lights that are out as four-way stops.


Strong storms caused flash flooding in western Indiana as they moved through central Indiana Wednesday morning. The storms move out by the lunch hour.

Another round of storms will develop late Wednesday afternoon and evening. There is a slight risk for severe storms for the southeastern half of the state.

The biggest threat with these storms is hail, strong wind gusts, torrential rain and tons of lightning. Heavy rain fall could also bring street flooding, creating a messy commute.

Authorities in Boone County had reports of trees down in the Lebanon area, blocking some streets and causing outages. 24-Hour News 8 went to a home on Dicks Street in Lebanon, where a tree in a backyard fell onto the back of a home, causing damage to the roof. A husband and wife inside the home were not hurt.

A number of counties are under a flash flood warning. To check for the latest weather alerts in your area click here.

Stay with the Forecast 8 Weather Blog for updates and timing on these storms.

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