Bringing Back Power After Strong Thunderstorms

ManwithPoleSMWhen a storm hits Michigan, Consumers Energy crews hit back with a safe and efficient plan to restore electrical service.

Crews worked through the night to bring power back to thousands of customers affected by strong thunderstorms that swept across eastern Michigan Monday afternoon and evening.

Since Monday afternoon, more than 41,000 customers have been affected by weather related outages. Flint, Saginaw and Midland were among the hardest hit areas. During the night, crews assessed damage and made areas safe for the public while restoring power.

As of 4 a.m. Tuesday, areas most affected by electric interruptions were: Genesee (24,030); Midland (2,265) and Saginaw (1,700).

You can report an outage and check service restoration times by calling Consumers Energy at 1-800-477-5050 or visiting the online outage map with your computer or mobile device at http://www.ConsumersEnergy.com/outagemap.