The Herald Bulletin

Afternoon Update

State News

January 6, 2014

Indiana power outages send some to shelters

INDIANAPOLIS — A few hundred people have been taken to emergency shelters in Indianapolis after power outages as temperatures fell below zero across the state.

Much of the power was also out Monday morning in the small Tipton County community of Sharpsville about 30 miles north of Indianapolis. Tipton County emergency management director Chuck Bell tells WTHR-TV that most people have decided to stay at their homes but crews have helped some residents to shelters.

Indianapolis city spokesman Marc Lotter says emergency crews have helped about 350 people to the several shelters that have been opened around the city.

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard tells WRTV that it's best for people not to be outside at all with wind chills falling more than 30 below zero.

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