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Storm damage reported across Michigan, thousands without power

Posted at 5:11 AM, Sep 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-12 05:11:04-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Strong storms swept across Michigan on Wednesday, Sept. 11, causing major damage and knocking out power to thousands of people.

Emergency crews in Eaton County responded to reports of trees down and debris in the road on M-43 between M-66 and M-50.

Several structures were damaged.

No injuries have been reported.

The damage is much worse in West Michigan.

Over 50,000 Consumers Energy customers were affected by the severe weather, which included 50 MPH winds and reports of possible tornadoes in West Michigan.

About 32,000 customers were without power at 4:30 a.m., including 23,000 in Kent County.

Consumers Energy is working to restore power to the majority of customers by the end of the day today, with the hardest hit areas expected to be restored by Saturday.

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