Storms leave about 95,000 without electricity

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

JACKSON, Mich. Officials say about 95,000 Michigan residents are without power after severe thunderstorms moved through the state.

Consumers Energy says in a statement Sunday morning that total is down from 106,000 people who experienced interruptions in service since storms began moving through the region Saturday afternoon. The Jackson-based utility says the most affected counties are in west and mid-Michigan, including Muskegon (26,750), Kent (13,900) and Mecosta (12,930).

Other affect counties include Genesee (8,185), Gratiot (1,095), Ionia (4,820); Isabella (2,170), Missaukee (2,500); Montcalm (7,500), Oceana (2,380), Osceola (1,350) and Shiawassee (6,820).

Consumers says crews are working "around the clock" and most customers will have energy service restored by late Monday night. The company says it expects more "damaging storm activity" Sunday.

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