Storms hit Central Indiana overnight

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Anyone in Central Indiana who was awake early Thursday, likely saw and heard severe weather roll through. Due to the storms, at times, thousands of homes were without power.

As the storms moved in, IMPD’s Homeland Security Division cautioned residents that the best way to stay informed during severe weather, especially if the power goes out, is with a weather radio.

“Just to be safe, you leave it on all the time,” said Mike Bates with Homeland Security. “It typically will not go off unless there’s some type of weather advisory, so it really shouldn’t bother you that much in that respect, but it certainly is a life saver.”

Bates also said families should have a plan in case you’re in different rooms when severe weather hits.  Families should have a meeting place and practice the plan.

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