Thousands without power as storms hit W. MI

Left: The storm near Duck Lake. (Matt Koppel/ReportIt) Right: The storm cloud crosses over Lake Michigan in Muskegon. (NOAA/GLERL)

MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich. (WOOD) — Thousands of homes and businesses lost power Tuesday night as strong storms rolled across West Michigan.

Storm near Duck Lake
The storm near Duck Lake. (Matt Koppel/ReportIt)

Muskegon County was the hardest hit, with more than 8,400 Consumers Energy customers in the dark at 11:55 p.m. The National Weather Service earlier issued a Significant Weather Advisory for the county, saying high winds that could down trees were possible.

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Wind gusts ranged from 25 mph to 47 mph, according to Storm Team 8.consumers-outages

According to the Consumers Energy power outage map, a total of 7,670 customers in West Michigan were without power at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, including:

  • Muskegon County: 6,531 customers
  • Ottawa County: 475 customers
  • Allegan County: 480 customers
  • Kent County: 184 customers

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