Although several residents lost power Sunday night, it appears the area dodged the worst of the severe weather.Multiple announcements were made by the National Weather Service, including tornado warnings throughout Southeastern Indiana.There were approximately 1400 Duke Energy customers without power in Decatur, Dearborn, Franklin and Ripley counties as of 8p.m. Within twelve hours, power was near complete restoration.There are roughly 100 Duke Energy customers in Decatur County, 82 in Dearborn County and 78 in Ripley County hoping to get the lights back on Monday morning.According to the Decatur County REMC, there are no customer outages as of 8 a.m. Monday.Commuters may have noticed street lights and traffic signals out of operation as a result of the storms Sunday evening. In Batesville, approximately 1000 residents lost power after a blown transformer about 5:52 p.m., according to Batesville Police.“Trees and limbs were down. Some power outages in part of town, otherwise I believe we faired pretty well,” said a Batesville Police Department spokesman.
DES MOINES — Rain last week put the brakes on what has been a speedy planting season.The U.S.D.A. crop report says rain left farmers with only three days suitable for working in the fields last week. Corn planting moved up one percentage point to 98% complete. Bean planting advanced by three percent to 95% complete. Corn planting is still two weeks ahead of last year and beans are three weeks ahead.The report says 93% of the corn has emerged — and 76% of the soybeans are now poking out of the ground — which is almost three weeks ahead of last year for both crops. Eighty-five-percent of the corn is good to excellent condition — while 81% of the soybeans get the same rating