Consumers Energy: More than 75 percent affected by storms have power

The number of people without power continues to dwindle after those powerful storms Friday.

JACKSON, MICH. - Overnight crews from Michigan and four other states have restored power to more than 75 percent of the those affected by the severe storms early Friday. 

According to Consumers Energy, about 27,000 people remain without power as of 4:30 a.m. Sunday. 

“The remaining customers are in our hardest-hit areas with significant tree damage affecting our electric distribution system,” said Guy Packard, Consumers Energy’s vice president of electric operations. “Our work is not complete until every customer is restored. We continue working around the clock to get that done as soon and safely as possible.”

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►View: Consumers Energy Outage Map

The majority of customers still without power should have power restored by 11:30 p.m. Sunday, a news release from the power company. In some of the hardest hit communities, including Grand Rapids and portions of Kent and Ottawa counties, Consumers says restoration work may have to extend into Monday.

To get outage alerts and restoration times sent to your phone or email, text REG to 232273 or visit To report an outage, check the status or get useful tips on what to do before, during and after a storm, visit Consumers Energy's Outage Center

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