Wyoming setting up resource center; Consumers Energy setting up on 28th Street

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WYOMING, Mich. — The City of Wyoming took a hard hit from Saturday afternoon's storms.

Wyoming Department of Public Safety Chief James Carmody says his department got their first call of trouble at about 2:30 p.m.  Callers reported seeing a funnel cloud at the M-6 expressway and Ivanrest Avenue SW.

Wyoming mayor Jack Poll

Wyoming mayor Jack Poll

Damage has been spread out through the city, with the area of 36th Street SW and Byron Center Avenue taking a hard hit. The city has set up an operations center at that intersection coordinating recovery efforts.  Traffic lights are reported out throughout the city, including along 28th Street.  Residents are advised just to stay home if possible.

Consumers Energy is setting up a command center at the former Klingman's store on 28th Street.  There are still reports of live wires down in the city of Wyoming and Consumers estimates some 500 lines are down in that area.

The city is setting up a resource center for residents on Sunday at Gladiola Elementary School at 3500 Gladiola SW in Wyoming. Residents needing help with wires or trees down on their home, or with power outages, can call the city at 530-7226 starting Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m.

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