severe weather

6:37 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Cleanup Continues After Sunday Tornado in Kent County

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American Red Cross and Salvation Army opened aid station providing food and water
KENT COUNTY, MI -- The impact of Sunday night's tornado that ravaged homes and businesses in the Kentwood and Wyoming areas will be something residents live with for a while. With no quick fix in sight, city and Consumers Energy employees continue to work to clear streets littered with debris and downed power lines following the unexpected tornado that caused significant damage.
8:55 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Storms Leave Thousands in Kalamazoo County Without Power

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Some traffic lights not operating because of outages
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- More than 4,000 Consumers Energy customers in Kalamazoo and Portage are without power Monday morning according to the Consumer's Energy outage map. The utility reports 3.7 percent of its Kalamazoo County customers are affected. Traffic lights were out on South Westnedge Avenue in the area of Kilgore Road, drivers report.
6:16 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Cleanup Continues From Monday's Storms

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Widespread damage left by severe weather
Cleanup work awaits homeowners, utility workers Early Tuesday morning, powerful storms blasted through Calhoun County, leaving many without power and a lot of cleanup work waiting for homeowners, utility workers and others.
SW Michigan
5:31 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Many Still Without Power After Storms

Credit WMUK

Many in southwest Michigan are still without power after severe storms moved through the area last night.

Consumers Energy says about 20,000 customers are still without power in Calhoun County Tuesday afternoon. Power is also out for more than 5800 customers in Kalamazoo County and more than 1600 in Saint Joseph County.

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1:23 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Storm Produces Rare "Inland Tidal Wave" on Gun Lake

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Storm caused water to rise dramatically on one end of lake
A severe thunderstorm Wednesday produced a seiche on Gun Lake, between Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo. A seiche is essentially similar to a tsunami, but on an inland lake, and much less devastating. A seiche forms when a sustained severe wind from one direction pushes more water on a lake to the other side of the lake.

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