Thousands Without Power After Strong Storms; Great Lakes Energy Working Nonstop

Thousands are still without power after strong storms swept over northern Michigan this weekend.

Areas hit the hardest include Osceola, Mecosta, Newaygo, and Lake Counties.

At this point about 7,000 people are still without power.

Great Lakes Energy says they are working nonstop to continue restoring power.

In the meantime, they remind everyone to stay away from downed power lines and find a place to stay warm.

A man in Barryton says he hasn’t had power in over 24 hours but he is thankful to the hardworking crews.

“They work all the time and they work in the middle of the night. You can’t give enough credit to them,” said Don Foreman.

Clare County has warming shelters set up at local senior centers and township halls.

Great Lakes Energy says if your power is not restored by 10 p.m. it may not come back on until Tuesday.