Weather Service: Damage may top $100 million


Hundreds of homes and businesses in southwestern Indiana still have no power following a storm that the National Weather Service estimates may result in more than $100 million in damages.

Vectren Energy Delivery estimated more than 2,400 of its electric customers remained without service late Sunday morning, nearly two days after the storm being called a macroburst brought winds up to 120 mph over 35 miles.

The city of Boonville remains under a state of emergency.

The weather service says the storm damaged 100 structures, with dozens destroyed, and snapped or blew over hundreds of power poles. It says damage to one farm is estimated at more than $2 million.

A macroburst occurs when cooler air rushes downward out of a thunderstorm, hits the ground and rushes outward.

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