severe weather

9:45 am
Mon December 16, 2013

Storm damage leaves Mattawan High School gym unusable for two more months

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Boys' and girls' varsity home basketball games will be played at Kalamazoo Valley Community College
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
MATTAWAN, MI -- Mattawan High School gymnasium is likely to be unusable until at least mid-February, as workers scramble to repair damage caused by a Nov. 17 windstorm, school officials say. The storm blew off part of the gym roof, causing water damage to the gym floor.
Philippines Typhoon
7:46 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

WestSouthwest: WMU Georgraphy Professor on disaster relief in the Philippines

Clean up from the massive typhoon in the Philippines
Credit The Associated Press

WestSouthwest with Lisa DeChano-Cook

Western Michigan University Geography Professor Lisa DeChano-Cook has done extensive research on disaster relief. 

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8:21 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Most customers should have power back by late Thursday night

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Customers in harder hit areas may have to wait until sometime Friday to get service back
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - As the number of people without power continues to dwindle in Southwest Michigan, shelters for those affected by the Sunday's storm have closed. All of the remaining American Red Cross shelters in West Michigan have closed, the agency said.
Power outage
1:08 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Red Cross closing remaining Southwest Michigan shelters

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Credit WMUK

The American Red Cross says it is closing the remaining shelters and warming centers that have been open in Southwest Michigan since Sunday's severe storms. 

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6:47 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Consumers Energy says power should be fully restored by Friday

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Most customers should have service back on Thursday
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Consumers Energy officials said Wednesday afternoon that crews are ahead of schedule and the utility provider expects to have power fully restored by Friday, a day sooner than planned. About 41,900 Consumers customers were still without power, as of 11:30 a.m., according to a news release issued by the company.

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