Northern Indiana Public Service Company:
storm event in last five years
substantial number of broken poles and trees, branches and wires down have
resulted from what initial assessments indicate is the largest storm this
year and in recent years. Currently, 62,000 customers are without power.
Lake and Porter counties were hardest hit by the damaging winds and rain
that crossed northern Indiana early this morning.
Assessment work is ongoing, but initial reports indicate that repair work
will last over the next few days. More information on the extent of the
damage and restoration times will be available after these assessments are
Crews are working to clear away debris and damage in many areas before
repair work can begin.
Additional outside contractors and support have been called in to aid in
NIPSCO continues to monitor for additional storm activity forecasted for the
Please stay tuned for additional updates throughout the day.
We recognize that any service outage is an inconvenience to you – especially
given the hot temperatures – and we thank you for your patience and
understanding during the storm restoration effort.
For your safety, please stay away from any downed power lines and crews
working in your area. You can continue to receive power restoration updates
from a mobile device by visiting m.nipsco.com, viewing nipsco.com/outagecenter
or calling 1-800-4-NIPSCO (1-800-464-7726) 24-hours a day.
As restoration efforts continue, please
contact 211 or your local municipal office for the latest information on the
nearest cooling centers available to you.
In any storm event, the safety of the public
as well as those working on the lines is the top priority. Before restoring
service, NIPSCO must locate downed power lines, clear trees and other debris
and make sure electricity is no longer flowing through the wires.
NIPSCO’s restoration process begins with repairing large transmission and
distribution lines that supply electricity to large numbers of customers in
large geographic areas - including critical customers such as hospitals and
emergency response. Repairs to other lines that serve smaller groups of
customers can’t be made until the larger lines feeding electricity to those
areas are repaired.
Report an Electric Power Outage
Report an outage on-line
1-800-4-NIPSCO (or 1-800-464-7726) 24 hours a day to report an electrical