Thousands Without Power After Overnight Storms
Some strong storms moved through the state in the overnight, causing thunderstorm and tornado warnings to be issued by the National Weather Service. High winds knocked down tree limbs and brought down power lines throughout southwest Michigan. Consumers Energy says that this morning there were almost 22, 600 customers in the dark in Calhoun County, over 7,300 in Kalamazoo County and about 760 in Barry County. Crews are out now assessing the damage and coming up with restoration time estimates. Calhoun County Emergency Management Director Durk Dunham says that authorities have so far not reported any injuries caused by the weather activity.
Consumers Energy officials have updated their outage map and will be adding estimated restoration times throughout the day. You can view the map here: Outage Map
Due to the power outages, some groups and business are announcing closures for today:
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