Parts of West Michigan were under a Wind Avdivosry today as wind gusts of 50-60mph were expected.

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Those strong winds have come and gone and left thousands of people without power and crews working overtime to fix the downed power lines.

Strong Winds Leave Thousands In West Michigan Without Power

As of 5:00 pm, these are the areas and number of people without power.

Credit: Canva / Consumers Energy
Credit: Canva / Consumers Energy

Allegan County: 602 customers
Barry County: 210 customers
Kalamazoo County: 413 customers
Kent County: 1,753 customers
Muskegon County: 7,963 customers
Newaygo County: 132 customers
Oceana County: 150 customers
Ottawa County: 4,232 customers
Van Buren County: 233 customers

When Power Is Expected To Return

Looking at the Consumer Energy outage map most of the current estimate times are for the early morning hours of Saturday, April 13th between 3:30 am and 8:30 am.

Avoid Down Power Lines

It's important to stay away from any downed power line.

Downed power lines can be extremely dangerous and can cause serious injury or even death. Even if a power line is not sparking or humming, it may still be energized and capable of delivering a lethal electric shock.

The ground around a downed power line can also be energized, creating a dangerous "step voltage" hazard up to 35 feet away.

If your vehicle comes into contact with a downed power line, the safest action is to remain inside the vehicle and call for help. Exiting the vehicle risks making contact with the energized ground

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If you see a downed powerline you can call 911 or Consumers Energy at 800.477.5050

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