There's nothing like waking up to thunderstorms and tornado warnings. Wow, it has been a very chaotic morning. Thousands of residents are dealing with power outages and extensive damage today.

PHOTO: jeff minnis
PHOTO: jeff minnis

Public Safety Message:

Officers are currently blocking roads that have downed power lines and trees.

Due to severe storm-related damage, traffic issues are currently impacting roadways and utilities across Vanderburgh County. The Vanderburgh County Commissioners, Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office, and Evansville / Vanderburgh County Emergency Management Agency advise all residents to avoid unnecessary travel and stay off the roads until further notice.
Your safety is our utmost concern, and reducing traffic will aid the efforts of our local utilities and highway department in addressing the damage effectively.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Cheryl Musgrave
Vanderburgh County Commissioner
Noah Robinson
Vanderburgh County Sheriff
Cliff Weaver
Evansville-Vanderburgh Emergency Management Agency



The National Weather Service is warning of another line of storms.

"Another round of severe weather may also develop later in the morning through early afternoon ahead of an approaching cold front. The greatest risk for additional severe weather will be in southwest Indiana and western Kentucky. Again, all modes of severe weather will be possible with the second round.

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