UPDATE (10:48 PM):
Consumers Energy has stated that they have mobilized nearly 100 crews to respond to the power outages caused by the severe weather. They will restore power after crews finish assessing damage and make sure it is safe.
Out of the more than 14,000 customers impacted, about 12,000 are without power as of 11 p.m., according to Consumers Energy.
Consumers Energy says that they have stationed their mobile command center and materials trailer in the hardest hit areas to provide crews with additional technology and needed resources. They are also working with local leaders to asses community needs and will provide additional details on available services Saturday.
Communities across northern Michigan are currently due to a tornado that moved through the area Friday afternoon.
The following counties are currently experiencing power outages:
- Antrim County
- Clare County
- Crawford County
- Gladwin County
- Grand Traverse County
- Iosco County
- Kalkaska County
- Otsego County
- 6,164 Consumer’s Energy
- 172 Great Lakes Energy
- Oscoda County
- Ogemaw County
- Presque Isle County
- 7 Presque Isle Electric & Gas Cooperative
According to E-Free Church in Gaylord, they are open for anyone who has been displaced due to the tornado.
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