Powerful storms, wind leave 392,000 customers without power across Michigan
DETROIT – Severe weather that swept across the Midwest on Sunday has left more than 392,000 homes and businesses without power in Michigan, and that number is expected to grow as strong winds — gusting from 50 to 60 m.p.h. — continued overnight.
DTE Energy reported it has 200,000 customers in metro Detroit without power as of 10:15 p.m. Sunday.
Consumers Energy, the state’s largest electricity provider, said more than 192,000 customers remained without power late Sunday, with 30% of those outages in Kalamazoo and Kent counties in western Michigan.
The National Weather Service issued a high wind warning that remains in effect until 5 a.m. today.
“Unfortunately, we do anticipate additional outages,” DTE Energy spokeswoman Randi Berris said.