Consumers: In ‘home stretch’ of restoring power to thousands after storms

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Consumers Energy officials say they expect to complete their work restoring power by the end of the day Saturday.

As of about noon Saturday, roughly 32,000 customers remained in the dark due to a one-two punch of storms caused by the remnants of Cristobal Tuesday and Wednesday.

Here are West Michigan’s county-by-county numbers, according to Consumers Energy’s interactive outage map (only those with more than 100 outages are shown):

  • Allegan: 418
  • Barry: 513
  • Branch: 3,784
  • Calhoun: 12,776
  • Kent: 2,240
  • Montcalm: 139
  • Ottawa: 460
  • St. Joseph: 730

Residents are urged to stay at least 25 feet away from a downed wire and report it by calling 911 and Consumers at 800.477.5050.