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Hundreds of thousands of Michigan residents were without electricity on Tuesday after powerful storms toppled trees and downed thousands of power lines in the state a day earlier, including one that electrocuted a 14-year-old girl.
A wall of angry storms roared through Michigan, Indiana and Pennsylvania with heavy rains, hail and wind gusts of up to 80 mph in some areas.
Storms swept through West Michigan Monday afternoon, prompting several severe thunderstorm warnings and tens of thousands of power outages.
Michigan governor enacts state of energy emergency after refinery fire threatens fuel supply | CNN Close icon
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has enacted a state of energy emergency following an electrical fire at a BP refinery in Indiana that threatens to disrupt fuel supply, the governor's office said Saturday.
Power outages remain after storms sweep across West Michigan | WOODTV.com Open Navigation Close Navigation
Strong storms moved across West Michigan Wednesday afternoon into the evening.
Hurricane Harbor and Wild Safari are operating as scheduled, according to a Six Flags spokeswoman.
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Storms moving through West Michigan Thursday evening knocked down power lines and trees.
Around 23,000 Michiganders are without power after severe weather rolled through Southwest Michigan on Monday evening.
Michigan residents won't have rolling power outages this summer, Consumers Energy says.
POWER OUTAGES: Here is an interactive map to see if your area is affected | Plano Star Courier | starlocalmedia.com
With this latest winter storm dropping a coat of ice and sleet on North Texas overnight, power outages are always a concern. Stay up to date with the Oncor map
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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.