Duke Energy warns of expected severe weather, power outages

Duke Energy is reminding its customers that severe weather is expected this afternoon, including heavy rain, high sustained winds and possible tornado activity.

Power outages are possible, said Chip Orben, Duke Energy spokesman, who encouraged customers to call 800-343-3525 to report any outages as they occur. Duke’s website updates every 15 minutes with updated information about outages at:

duke-energy.com/outages.

A tornado watch was announced at 10:50 a.m. for Bartholomew County by the National Weather Service.