INDIANAPOLIS - A flurry of severe thunderstorm warnings were issued Friday night as several storms swept through central Indiana, packing high winds and large hail.
Storms began moving through the state just before 6 p.m., bringing heavy rain, strong winds and hail.
There were numerous reports of large hail in Rush County, with police reporting the roads covered with up to 1.75-inch hail about six miles north of Rushville about 8:30 p.m.
Large hail was also reported in Boone, Hancock, Marion and Hendricks County, with hail large enough to damage siding in the Pittsboro area. There was 1-inch hail at the RTV6 studios just north of downtown Indianapolis, and larger hail was reported in the eastern and southeastern part of Marion County.
High winds were reported in Marion, Montgomery, Hendricks, Putnam and Madison counties, with reports of siding and shingles blown off a home in Brownsburg and some uprooted trees in Danville.
Duke Energy reported more than 8,000 customers without power at the height of the storm. Indianapolis Power and Light had about 4,800 customers in the dark as of 9:20 p.m.
Flash flooding was reported across the Indianapolis area. About 1.4 inches of rain had fallen downtown by 9 p.m.
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