(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - A surprise line of pop-up thunderstorms made their presence known to southeast Indiana Monday.
The storms entered western Ripley County before noon bringing winds up to 60 MPH and heavy rain through the Interstate 74 corridor.
The National Weather Service reported that some weather spotters were claiming 1.5 inches of rainfall in 30 minutes time. Another one to two inches may fall before 2:00 p.m.
Dearborn and Ripley counties will remain under a Flood Warning until 6:15 p.m. Monday, says the NWS.
Many homes and businesses in Dearborn and Ripley counties are experiencing power outages. Duke Energy reports 1,359 outages for customers in Ripley County and another 75 in Dearborn County as of 12:45.
Southeast Indiana REMC reported 48 outages in their seven county service area.