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Storm causes outages

A thunderstorm that swept through Kosciusko County Monday night caused power outages for nearly 1,000 Kosciusko REMC members throughout the county, the electric cooperative said in a news release.

Power had been restored to 400 members, according to the release issued about 11 p.m., and efforts were underway to restore power to remaining members affected by the storm.

"We appreciate our members' patience as we attempt to restore these outages," the release said. "Crews are working through the night to get power restored as quickly as possible to all members."

The statement came about an hour after the National Weather Service in northern Indiana issued a severe thunderstorm warning for areas including eastern Allen County, Adams County, southern Wells County and in Ohio for areas including Paulding and Van Wert counties.

The alert said the storm moving through at 9:53 p.m. and wind gusts could cause damage to roofs, siding and trees.

In Kosciusko County, REMC was reminding residents to stay away from downed lines, and to contact the co-op immediately to report issues. To report an outage or downed power lines call 574-267-6331 or 1-800-790-7362.