FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) -Less than 5 Allen County residents are still without power after Wednesday’s storms swept across northeast Indiana.
According to the Indiana Michigan Power outage map into the overnight hours on Thursday, most affected customers are located south and southwest of downtown Fort Wayne.
Three different severe storm systems over the past three days have caused more than 42,000 I&M customers to lose power. The first storm Monday/Tuesday caused 17,000 customers to lose power, the second wave Tuesday into Wednesday affected 27,000 customers at peak, and the third storm Wednesday afternoon peaked at 39,000 customer outages.
Damage from the recent, and ongoing, storms includes 36 broken poles, 17 damaged transformers, 20 broken poles cross arms and more than 200 spans of downed power lines.
I&M said it is prioritizing restoring power to those affected by the first round of storms, while working to assess damage, respond to hazards/downed wires, and begin restoring power from the new outages.
Customers are encouraged to use the Indiana Michigan Power app to report and monitor the status of any outage affecting your home or business here.