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Elkhart Power Outages Caused by Weather


March 31, 2023 - Thunderstorm Wind

A two foot diameter tree was down. Powerlines down. Rail car tops were flipped over.

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March 31, 2023 - Thunderstorm Wind

A trained spotter reported several power flashes and power outages in the area.

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March 3, 2023 - Heavy Snow

Heavy wet snow, wind gusts of 30 to 50 mph, and visibilities reduced to less than a quarter of a mile at times created difficult travel. There were a few reports of power outages and wind damage. Storm total snow accumulations generally ranged between 4 and 6 inches across the county, with thundersnow and snowfall rates in excess of 1 inch per hour at times.

November 16, 2022 - Winter Weather

Periods of moderate to heavy lake effect snow accumulated to between 2 and 5 inches, with a report of 4.0 in Elkhart. Visibilities were reduced to a quarter of a mile or less in heavier snow. The heavy, wet nature to the snow led to some downed tree limbs and brief power outages. Roads become slick and snow covered in spots, with reports of accidents and slide-offs in the area. School delays and closings were also reported.

October 17, 2022 - Winter Weather

A lake effect snow band clipped southern Elkhart County with 1 to 3 inches of heavy wet snow. This combined with leaves on tress led to several reports of downed trees and power outages in these areas. Roads also became snow covered for a time with a few accidents reported across the region.



August 12, 2021

Storms moved across the area during the early morning of 8/12. Initial disorganized storms evolved into two distinct, organized multi-cell clusters. One tracking from Bristol ENE through Middlebury, Constantine, Sturgis, Coldwater, Jonesville, HIllsdale and Moscow. The second tracked from Francesville ENE through Winimac, Rochester, Mentone, Warsaw, Syracuse, and Albion. Both were characterized by downbursting cores which tapped into an exceptional strong mid level jet (winds in excess of 70kts) which lead to extensive tree and powerline damage. Multiple homes were also impacted from falling trees.

January 3, 2021

A narrow band of moderate to heavy snow brought snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches. The new snow combined with ice already on trees resulted in some downed tree limbs and power outages.

April 6, 2017

Deepening low pressure tracked across the Great Lakes, bringing with it gusty winds, as well as areas of thunderstorms. While severe weather was expected, damage that occurred was the result of the strong gradient winds along the lake shore areas of Lake Michigan where numerous reports of trees, tree limbs and power lines down were received from county officials.


South Bend region sees power outages because of high winds

About half of the 16,000 customers without power as of 4:30 p.m. live in the South Bend and Elkhart areas.

Nov 5, 2022

AES Indiana, customers at odds over $41M in costs incurred while power plant was down – Indianapolis Business Journal

The utility is asking for permission to pass on the cost of power it had to purchase from the grid during the outage, but customers are objecting.

Oct 7, 2022

Cook Nuclear Power Plant returned to service after week-long shutdown

ABC57 News in South Bend, Ind. covers all of Michiana including St. Joseph, Elkhart, Kosciusko, LaPorte and Marshall counties in Indiana and Berrien, Cass, Van Buren and St. Joseph counties in Mich.

Sep 5, 2022

I&M: 600+ remain without power in Fort Wayne area following storms Share on Facebook Email This Link Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn

Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) says crews have restored power to about 75% of the 18,000 customers who lost it during Monday evening’s storms.

Aug 30, 2022

Indiana Michigan Power reporting over 7,000 people without power Share on Facebook Email This Link Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn

Indiana Michigan Power is reporting thousands of power outages after storms in Michiana Saturday Morning.

Jul 23, 2022

I&M responds to large power outage on south side of South Bend, Mishawaka Share on Facebook Email This Link Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn

Indiana Michigan Power employees are working to restore power to thousands of residents in northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan after powerful storms Tuesday night and early Wednesday.

Jul 6, 2022

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Power Outage FAQs

What is Power Outage?

Power outage (also called a power cut, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.

What Causes Power Outages?

  • Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
  • Other damage to electric transmission lines (vehicle accidents, trees, and animals can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
  • Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.

What are the Top Outage Safety Tips?

  • Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
  • Unplug appliances and electronics, limit cell phone use to conserve battery life;
  • Use portable generators outdoors only, well away from open windows and doors;
  • Pack perishable foods into a cooler, keep refrigerator and freezer doors shut as much as possible.

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Elkhart, Indiana

City Elkhart
County Elkhart
State Indiana (IN)
Country United States
Zip Codes 46514, 46515, 46516, 46517

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