Whenever bad weather strikes Michigan, Consumers Energy alerts residents of power outages. If you happen to become one of the unlucky folks, hunkering down in the dark, you may want to have the Consumers Energy Outage Map bookmarked on your mobile device.

By going to the Outage Map page of the Consumers Energy website, you can find the current outages in the state of Michigan, how many customers affected, cause of outage and estimated time of restoration. It is updated frequently.

Another great feature is that you can also report an outage. This will help those who work to restore the power be able to get an idea of the most heavily affected locations.

You may want to grab this link now..before you're left in the dark. Save it to your desktop or bookmark it on your mobile device.

We will provide the latest updates on power restoration.