ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – The Allen County Office of Homeland Security has lifted a Travel Advisory issued Tuesday evening because of heavy rains and high winds.
More than 13,000 customers experienced power outages Tuesday night in Allen County, according to the I&M outage map.
Mayor Tom Henry, Fort Wayne Police and Fort Wayne Fire officials advised Tuesday that motorists stay off streets and roads, reporting several neighborhood streets in northwest, northeast, and central Fort Wayne are flooded. If it can be done safely, residents should clear storm drains to help alleviate neighborhood flooding.
FWPD advised drivers should take alternate routes of travel during the storms to avoid high water on roadways. Many neighborhoods are experiencing flash flooding, causing unsuspected motorists to get stuck in the water, FWPD said Tuesday.
Many people on the WANE 15 Facebook page feared a repeat of the derecho damage from June. Although Tuesday’s storms packed heavy winds, the National Weather Service did not label the storm a derecho.
WANE 15 viewers have been sharing footage from the impact of the storms.
A trampoline went flying during the storm in northwest Allen County, shown in the video above captured by Tiffany Blough.
ZZ Top, slated to perform Tuesday night in Fort Wayne, rocked on despite the stormy weather, as recorded by Darlene Lankenau.
Matt Dowell shows the flooded Kroger parking lot on St Joe Center Road.
The video above, sent in by Matt Bowling, shows the clouds rolling in over Fort Wayne.
The video above, sent in by Tom Rhoades, shows the storm in the Huntertown area Tuesday night.