At around 8 o’clock Saturday Night severe storms packing winds in excess of 60 miles per hour emerged after a severe thunderstorm warning was issued.
There were many reports of damage as a result of high winds including downed trees all over the area including the the report of downed power lines along State Road 64 in Huntingburg.
Areas in and around Huntingburg were without power for about 30 minutes.
Indiana State Police say a trooper was struck by a tree that had fallen along State Road 56. They say the trooper suffered a head injury and was taken to Memorial Hospital in Jasper with non life threatening injuries.
By now damage or downed lines as the result of Saturday evening’s storms for the most part have been cleaned up at this point however if you should come across any downed lines, you are asked to call your local utility company and report them.
Meanwhile the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department would like to thank the Dubois County Highway Department, Dubois County Fire Departments including First Responders, utility workers and the general public for going as they put it above and beyond to assist in keeping roadways around the county clear of debris caused by Saturday evening’s storm.
HUNTINGBURG INITIATES A LIMB PICKUP
And due Saturday’s severe weather, the Huntingburg Street Department will conduct city-wide tree limb pick up today through Friday of this week.
Residents are asked to call Huntingburg City Hall at 812-683-2211 and give their address to the receptionist.
Tree limbs should be collected and placed horizontally near the curb in order for the equipment to be reached but do not need to be bundled.
For more information, please contact Rachel Steckler, Director of Community Development, at 683-2211 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.