Storms always play havoc with utility companies. They cause abnormal outages and are very costly. Tipmont REMC has had its fair share.
In the summer of l950, one such storm caused an unusual amount of outages.
An ice storm in April 1957 was the most destructive one in history at that time, costing some $6,000 to rebuild and restore service to the members.
The Palm Sunday tornado of 1964 caused much destruction in Montgomery and Clinton counties. Ice storms in January 1967 and Good Friday 1975 did their share of damage also.
In March 1991, west central Indiana was hit with the worst ice storm in history. Tipmont REMC lost electricity to approximately 65 % of the members. The hardest hit areas were Tippecanoe County, Clinton County and the northern part ofFountain County. Tipmont REMC received help from cooperatives in southern Indiana and surrounding states for almost two weeks to restore service. Many miles of lines had to be built from the beginning. Suppliers delivered the much needed materials around the clock.