Storms knock out power to thousands

Jul 20, 2013

Tree knocks out power in Milwood earlier in July (file photo)
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Update July 21st 7:45a.m. Consumers Energy's outage map shows there are still 2,000 customers in Kalamazoo County without power. The utility says power should be restored by Monday morning. Consumers Energy's website shows 75 outages in Allegan County and 13 in Van Buren County Sunday morning. 

Update July 20th 9:40p.m. Consumers Energy's outage map shows just under 5,000 customers in Kalamazoo County are still without power as of Saturday night. The website says some areas may not have service back until late Monday night. There are still 156 customers without power in Calhoun County,190 in Allegan County. There are less than 100 outages in both Barry and Van Buren Counties.  

Update  July 20th 4:12p.m. Consumers Energy's website shows over 10,000 customers in Kalamazoo County remain without power. MLive Kalamazoo reports some Kalamazoo County customers may not have power back until late Monday night. Consumers Energy says over 500 outages remain in both Allegan and Barry Counties and less than 500 in Calhoun County. 

Strong thunderstorms that passed through southwest Michigan late Friday have knocked out power to many people in the Kalamazoo area.

According MLive Kalamazoo and the CMS Energy outage map, more than 16,000 Consumers Energy customers in the City of Kalamazoo lost electricity. The hardest hit areas are Milwood and an area on the city's west side near US-131. Consumers Energy also says about 1,0000 Allegan County customers are without service. There are also about 1,700 outages in Calhoun County and nearly 1,000 in Barry County. Outages are also scattered throughout Van Buren, Saint Joseph and Branch Counties. 

Indiana-Michigan Power's outage map shows about 500 outages in Kalamazoo County. 

There are no estimates on when service will be restored.