WEST MICHIGAN – Nearly 79,000 West Michigan residents are still without power Sunday morning as crews are working to fix more power lines shut down due to thunderstorm storms, according to consumer energy.
More than 121,000 consumers Energy customers across the state were without power from 5:30 on Sunday, July 21, according to a press release issued by the company.
Power is expected to be restored to all affected residents by the end of the day on Tuesday, July 23, reading the release. However, the consumer's Energy Online Outage map shows Saturday, July 24th.
Kraft was out for residents of the following western Michigan counties from 09:1
Kalamazoo : 2,504 customers.
Muskegon : 2,558 customers.
Allegan : 8,174 customers.
] : 4,917 customers.
: 19659005] : Calhoun : 5,647 customers.
: Ionia : 4,290 customers.
Montcalm : 3,438 customers
Newaygo : 1,401 customers.
Osceola : 1,179 customers.
Ottawa ]: 5,406 customers.
Minor outbreaks were reported in Oceana, St. Joseph, Van Buren, Mason, Manistee and Lake Counties.
High winds with high winds, lightning and hail were responsible for more than 2,600 downward wires across Michigan at the beginning of Friday night.
More 1400 Consumers Energy workers and contractors are working to restore power across the state, with the help of Tennessee, Ohio, and Kentucky technicians, according to release.
Volunteers working with the firm are planning to hand over ice water in Jenison, near Grand Rapids, on Sunday because the community was hit particularly hard by weekend storms, the release says.
Consumers Energy also has several cooling centers open throughout the state that can be located here.
Residents are asked to report extra outbreaks or downswings, but are encouraged to stay 25 meters away from any downs.