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Coldwater Power Outages Caused by Weather
National Weather Service radar showed the line of storms stretched from Midland down to Illinois.
Consumers Energy said crews are on standby to assess damage and restore power to areas hit by Monday's potential severe storms. Weather Alert Day:Two rounds of severe storms Monday precede two days of extreme heat. With severe thunderstorms and powerful wind gusts in the forecast Consumers Energy said 300 crews are preparing to respond to power outages, downed wires and other safety hazards across Michigan.
UPDATE: Power now restored after driving advisory issued during power outage on north side of The Fort Share on Facebook Email This Link Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn
Authorities sent out a mass alert, asking drivers to avoid several busy areas of the city because of a power outage that began around 8:30 Friday night.
More than 800,000 initially were without power after two days of storms and high temperatures.
Three storms in two days leave 3/4th of Branch County without power
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Power Outage FAQs
What is Power Outage?
Power outage (also called a power cut, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.
What Causes Power Outages?
- Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Other damage to electric transmission lines (vehicle accidents, trees, and animals can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.
What are the Top Outage Safety Tips?
- Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
- Unplug appliances and electronics, limit cell phone use to conserve battery life;
- Use portable generators outdoors only, well away from open windows and doors;
- Pack perishable foods into a cooler, keep refrigerator and freezer doors shut as much as possible.