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More than 450,000 energy customers across 10 states are without power early Saturday morning, according to tracker PowerOutage.us, after severe weather tore through vast portions of the central US Friday and continued overnight. 

Indiana has the most outages with around 99,000 homes and businesses in the dark, followed by more than 84,000 in Minnesota.

Here’s a run down so far:

  • Indiana: 99,063 customers without power
  • Minnesota: 84,092 
  • Ohio: 59,446
  • Arkansas: 55,633
  • Illinois: 55,731
  • Tennessee: 48,323
  • Michigan: 17,629
  • Wisconsin: 13,177
  • Kentucky: 13,282
  • Iowa: 12,880


That includes the city of Columbus.

Storms developing in this area could contain a couple of intense tornadoes, with wind gusts up to 70 mph.

Two people have been killed as a destructive storm swept through Sullivan County, according to Sgt. Matt Ames with the Indiana State Police.

This brings the death toll from the storms raking through large portions of the central US to at least five, including three people who were killed Friday in Arkansas.

Several residences and the local volunteer fire department building were also damaged, Ames said. Emergency crews continue to provide help in the area.

Correction: An earlier version of this post gave an incorrect location for Sullivan County.

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